Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Makers Mailer - Review

The Makers Mailer*
The Makers Mailer*
The Makers Mailer is a monthly subscription box that showcases the creative talent of Australian designers. Each month is a total surprise as who knows what that months designer creates? I think this idea is really unique. I love receiving surprises in the post, especially one wrapped in super cute brown paper. With beauty boxes you know the kinds of things you'll get but with The Makers Mailer, it could be anything.

Marvellous March box contents, The Makers Mailer
Marvellous March box contents, The Makers Mailer
The artist featured in the March box is Sass Cocker from Ask Alice. She focuses on stationary and everyone (bloggers especially) loves stationary. I was really happy with the contents as her style is right up my alley. Everything is just cute.

I received:

  • 2 blank cards
  • A tag
  • A bookmark
  • Full sized notebook with secret pouch
My favourite items are the cards, not just because of the cacti and party animal designs but because 50% of the proceeds go to local charities. In this case Melbourne City Rooftop Honey working towards a sustainable future and Oscar's Law which aims to abolish factory farming of dogs and to ban the sale of dogs in pet shops (oh yes, this still happens in Australia) whilst promoting adopting from shelters.

The notebook seems very luxurious inside its own little case. It is made from eco paper with blank pages so great for drawing in as well as scribbling down blog post ideas. I like the 'This book belongs to' on the front page as it reminds me of the books I had as a child. The little envelope in the back I'm using to save old tickets for my travel scrapbook. I am using the bear bookmark in my library books but I'm not sure when I'm going to use the tag.

I'm very glad I've found out about Ask Alice and am now following her on Instagram. The Makers Mailer are also on Instagram. I never would have discovered this dog loving, surfing, craftswoman if it wasn't for this lovely parcel. If you like monthly surprises in the post and discovering new designers for just $30 (saving you a load of money), then I can't recommend this subscription box highly enough. Fingers crossed they have connection in the UK as I'd love to see The Makers Mailer UK edition.

What unusual things have you received in a subscription box? What are your favourite items from Ask Alice?


Helen x

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