The Urban Crate is a monthly lifestyle subscription owned by 2 Lovely sisters who share a passion for discovering hand-made products from Artisans all around the globe, and enjoy getting to know other people and hearing the stories of how they became to do what they love. They are all about the support of small business so they went on to develop The Urban Crate which gives subscribers also a chance to own some of the gorgeous pieces. For $29.99 you can get some of these beautiful artisan products sent to your doorstep each month. .
This is everything that we got in the September Urban Crate. I did receive this crate for my honest review. I love this crate I found it to be very different than other lifestyle crates. I was very happy to discover such wide variety of items inside. Each month The urban Crate has a Featured Artisan and this month it is Emily Osborne who owns Homestead Relics located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in VA. She started by making wooden signs and spoons for friends and family and eventually expanded into more pyrographic products and opened her shop
The Products of the Month are
First of all we have an adorable “Don’t kill my vibe” note card by: Sage at Sage Pizza in Phoenix, AZ. Just look at how cute this lil card is. I am going to put this in a little frame on my vanity. I usually re-gift the cards and prints but this is too cute to give away.
This is a super handy leather cord clasp by OneQueen on Etsy. I admit at first I was a little confused by the point of this but honestly it is a lifesaver. I always bundle up my headphones before i put them in my purse but no matter how tight I think they are, they almost always end up apart and knotted. Today when before I left I snapped this little do-dad around them and guess what?? It was still around them hours later, this is quite an awesome little item that I now need in my life.
Patrick Hoesterey from Long Beach California makes these nifty scrabble key chains he also has an Etsy shop. I think its so very cool that everyone got their first initial. What a great way to personalize the boxes, I was so happy to see the letter “N” in mine. When boxes contain anything that is personalized to the subscriber it makes us feel like we are important and that the curators put THAT much thought into their items. This is a small item but a big hit in my book.
Who does not love getting jewelry in a sub box I know I do especially when its as beautiful as these simplistic earrings. These teardrop earrings have a matte antiqued finish and are designed and made by: Megan at MerelaniDesigns in Columbia, Maryland. I am obsessed with jewelry like this it goes with anything. I am so very happy to get a pair of quality earrings in this box it was so unexpected.
This is the perfect water bottle for my life, there are so many times being the Mom of 3 kids that I need a little encouragement. This BPA free bottle is by: Allyson from printable happiness in Jackson, TN. My favorite thing is the handle on the cap so when its filled with an ice cold beverage I don’t have freeze my hand by holding it. The cap also has a gasket to prevent leaking which is perfect to go into a gym bag, not mine of course because I’m highly allergic to the gym but I hear people enjoy it.
Now onto my favorite item in this months crate By featured artisan Emily Osborne, I LOVE this hand-burned wooden spoon. It is so beautiful I am all about the rustic feel of it. I will never actually use it in fear of ruining it but it is a spoon that would be perfect for making a roux or getting pan drippings incorporated into gravy. It is proudly displayed on my shelf in my kitchen and I have already had 2 of my visitors spot it and ask about it. I adore it, it was hand-made by Emily from HomesteadRelics in Thaxton, VA
I really enjoyed the diversity of this box and all being from small businesses and local or global artisans is exactly why I do these reviews in the first place, to help small businesses get noticed and by more people and potentially get more business for them. So I am all about these items and what they stand for. T he ladies that I have spoken to through email were extremely nice so that mean that they have amazing customer service as well. This is a 5 star box it has everything I look for in a good subscription box. To check out The Urban Crate please click the link below and use urban10 to get 10% off your first crate.