To give the Passport500 Community exposure to other countries, cultures, and women around the world. We strive to do this by bringing everyday products from these unique destinations into our Community members’ lives through a quarterly subscription box.
The name Passport500 represents our desire to share the stories of 500 women we meet during our travels. We hope to empower women from around the globe and bring attention to their work. We believe in the possibility of enriching the lives of our customers by introducing them to the artisans and partners in each country we visit.
Our Business Model is Simple:
TRAVEL TO A NEW COUNTRY EVERY QUARTER
MEET 500 WOMEN AND SHARE THEIR STORIES
HAND-SELECT CULTURAL GOODS FOR THE PASSPORT500 COMMUNITY
WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR PASSPORT500 BOX
In every Passport500 box you will find 3 items that represent the country of origin for that particular quarter. Your one-of-a-kind box will include items varying from jewelry, home decor, to fashion accessories, and more.
Additionally, each box includes a passport with descriptions of each item, stories of some of the women we met during our travels, and country specific-information such as recipes, folklore, and fun facts.
ABOUT THE OWNER
As an undergraduate student, many years ago, I fell in love with my geography classes. Each lecture was a new discovery! I ended up in a physical geography lab and loved it so I asked my teacher, “Can I major in geography?”
Fast forward to my adult life: I worked in the GIS industry for many years and my love for geography never ended.
As my children grew older and my career advanced, I decided to continue my education and earned an MBA.
After completing my graduate degree, I wasn’t sure what to do.
How could I possibly combine my passion for geography with my business education?
The world of subscription boxes has exploded over the last few years. I searched for a box that would satisfy my curiosity about cultural and physical geography around the world.
Though I believed many others would have similar curiosity, I never found what I was looking for.
Instead, I created Passport500. Passport500 is a subscription box company, based in Lawrence, Kansas, that delivers culture and hand-picked imports and features women from a different country every 3 months.
My life goal is to share my passion for traveling the world and learning about new regions and their culture. Not everyone has the ability to travel the world, so I want to bring goods from around the world straight to your doorstep.
I hope you will join the Passport500 community as we continue on quest to meet 500 women and educate others about different areas of the world.
JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY
We wish we could take all members of the Passport500 Community with us on our journey around the globe, but since we can’t, we bring items back to share with you!