One word: luxe! To be specific, we work hard to especially curate our Capstone Crates with luxury, memories, and YOU in mind. We work with Howard University Alumni business owners to perfect our model. Each box is creatively packaged with a different Howard University theme, complete with one luxe feature item accompanied by four additional well-crafted, quality products including, but not limited to, men’s and women’s apparel, home and fashion accessories, food and beverage items, children’s gifts & the list goes on.
Absolutely! Capstone Crate is not only Howard Alumni-owned and operated; it is a Black women-owned company operated by LaWanda Toney and Zerline Hughes Spruill – class of 1999 graduates. The Capstone Crate has no affiliation with Howard University.
We spend most of our time researching companies and meeting with entrepreneurs to learn about their products and services. We then test products for quality before determining which entities are invited to become part of the Capstone Crate vendor. Any Howard specific products included in our boxes must be branded and licensed by Howard University. We work with local and international business partners in the areas of home decor and housewares, food and drink, health and wellness, beauty, women’s, men’s and unisex apparel, jewelry and accessories, arts, literature, hobbies and more!
The Capstone Crate is dedicated to featuring quality Bison-created merchandise that corresponds to our quarterly themes including apparel, art, accessories, food, drink & more. We do include a licensed Howard paraphernalia item in each box. If you’re looking for a HU swag-only box, The Capstone Crate may be your second choice.
We curate our boxes well in advance in cooperation with Howard University Alumni owned businesses. As such, it is our hope that our tailored Capstone Crates feature quality items that you love. We do not offer refunds. If something is missing from your Capstone Crate, we will definitely replace it. Just email us at [email protected]!
Capstone Crates are shipped out quarterly. The first crate ships in February; the second rolls out mid-spring; the third Capstone Crate is ready in time for the summer; the fourth Capstone Crate is delivered in December.
It’s easy as 1-2-3: Subscribe, unbox, share! Click here to get validated.
Once validated, Capstone Crate subscribers have access to Howard Alumni businesses products in a quarterly, themed Capstone Crate. We offer 4-6 products for you to keep, gift, or share. And you get to support Howard Alumni-run businesses.
Right now, our inaugural Capstone Crate for early subscribers is $375 for four boxes that arrive every quarter at your home. That’s less than $100 for each themed box that includes at least one luxe feature item, Howard paraphernalia, and 4-6 unique and tested products curated with your love for Howard in mind. This special rate includes a keepsake box, a guide that includes all Howard Alumni-owned businesses featured in your Capstone Crate, in addition to shipping and handling, and a donation to Howard University. To break it down, if you purchased each of the items featured in our Capstone Crate directly from vendors, you would be spending much more than the cost of our Crate. We’ve done all the work to make the process more convenient for you. And remember: you save even more when you buy the subscription. Get validated today!
We’re glad you asked! First, we get to be friends! It’s always great to meet another Howardite! Our network and pride for one another is strong. But wait, there’s more! Here are the top benefits for Bison businesses to partner with Capstone Crate.
We spend most of our time researching companies and meeting with entrepreneurs to learn about their products and services. We then sample products for quality before inviting Bison businesses to become a Capstone Crate partner.
We work with vendors in the areas of home decor and housewares, food and drink, health and wellness, beauty, women’s, men’s and unisex apparel, jewelry and accessories, arts, literature, hobbies and more! Stay tuned to take a look at some of the Howard Alumni-owned businesses we have worked with and previously featured in the Capstone Crate.
While we like to provide our Capstone Crate subscribers immediate gratification with items to unbox and use immediately if they wish, there are some services that pair nicely with our vision and the needs of our subscribers. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch