Something New: Umba.


Earlier this week, Lauren from Umba Box reached out to me about helping spread the word about her newest adventure, Umba. I believe in helping other creative entrepreneurs launch their dreams, and the brand new Umba is an amazing concept.

What launched two years ago as Umba Box, a subscription box for handmade goods, is undergoing some significant changes. After taking a hard look at what Umba represents, they realized that ultimately, Umba is about empowerment and inspiration. While their mission of uniting through creative discoveries that delight and inspire remains constant, they’re starting to take this ideal to the next level.

In just under two years, Umba has partnered with hundreds of amazingly talented artists who spent years refining their craft, sometimes spending hours making a single product, purely out of a love of what they do. Many artists are often (rightfully) frustrated that their products aren’t getting the attention they deserve as they face fierce price competition. Online markets have become oversaturated with artists. The Umba community is the voice for these artists, designers, producers, and illustrators, connecting them with a powerful marketing force who understands and appreciates the time-honored skills they practice.


This is a two sided equation of empowerment. In addition to empowering artists by connecting them with passionate consumers who value their work, Umba empowers a new class of entrepreneurs who recognize that they want more out of life than a 9-to-5 job. They are seeking to find purpose and change lives while doing something they’re passionate about. 

Umba is a one-of-a-kind social selling platform that selects savvy entrepreneurs to be Umbassadors, empowering them to launch their own businesses as independent consultants. Umbassadors earn 20% of sales made from hosting online and in-home Trunk Shows, receive direct mentorship from industry experts, and join an active community of new friends, all the while helping to improve the lives of artists across the world. Consumers are able to work with an Umbassador to get a personal touch, and they can also shop directly at

By connecting artists and Umbassadors, children in Ethiopia are now able to attend school because their parents who craft our Banded Cotton Towels are now earning a steady income. After launching their businesses, Umbassadors are able to pay off debt, take much needed vacations to reconnect with their families, and donate to causes that they are most passionate about. Lives are truly changing when Umbassadors and artists come together.


Connections and relationships are what drive Umba. The Fall Collection celebrates relationships. Umba has hand-selected products that are reminiscent of cozy fall weekends full of steaming mugs of coffee sipped while wrapped up in blankets, surrounded by all of the people you love most. While shooting the lookbook for the new line, Umba team members gathered around a bonfire in the Catskills, many bundled up in Vine Arm Warmers and Wooly House Shoes.

As families are at the heart of relationships, Umba is now offering men’s and kid’s products. After using Beard Oil, your manly-man will smell delightfully rustic and have a soft beard to boot. Your little ones will be bloggers-in-the-making when practicing their photography skills with a Pixie Wooden Camera.

Umba is your invitation to discover and empower a vibrant community of artists. Browse their entire Fall Lookbook here!

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