Posted on Monday, September 1st, 2014 by Will Hagle
Umba is an online marketplace that helps consumers discover high-quality handmade goods while empowering artists around the world.
Umba is an online marketplace that connects artists with customers from around the world. The site began as a subscription-based service called Umba Box, which offered users a monthly box of curated goods and products handmade by artists. The Umba Box is still a major feature of the site, offering accessories, jewelry and other unique, artist-made products. There are several different pricing options for various renditions of the box, beginning with $23/month for a 12 month subscription and reaching up to $56/month on a monthly basis.
In addition to the Umba Box, Umba has expanded to offer Lookbook, a digital magazine offering articles and content relating to the products offered on the site. The magazine is free to flip through on Umba, and is also browsable via an Android app. Umba also now offers products for individual sale directly through the site, rather than as part of the overall monthly box. The online marketplace consists of multiple categories, offering jewelry, accessories, bath products, as well as items for men, kids and the home. The products are relatively affordable, and buyers can be certain that they’re helping artists around the world make a living off their crafts.