April 2017 GlobeIn review time! — This month subscribers were able to choose from two different themes — “Sustain” or “Eco-to-Go”. I received both for review, but will be revealing “Sustain” first.
If you’re not aware, GlobeIn is a monthly subscription box that features handcrafted goods by artisans around the world. Each month features a new theme with products supplied by various artisans. GlobeIn helps to bring income and exposure to small artists, while introducing you to beautiful pieces of their culture. Many of the products included are eco-friendly, fairly traded, and/or organic.
Subscriptions are $40/month (shipping included), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Let’s see what’s inside the April 2017 “Sustain” GlobeIn box!
As always, everything was shipped in the signature green & white GlobeIn box.
A peek inside!
A small info booklet featured full color photos and background information on all of the products included in the box, as well as the artisans who created them.
Kaisa Basket Bowl, Bangladesh ($14)
This large handcrafted basket/bowl is made of kaisa — a sturdy wild grass that grows along riverbanks in Bangladesh. Local artisans cut the grass during monsoon season, making sure to leave the roots in tact for the following year’s crop. The basket measures 10 inches in diameter and 6 inches high, making it perfect for holding wildflowers, pinecones, fruit, and other natural goodies for an truly sustainably made centerpiece.
Air Plant from Urban Green Makers, Japan ($7)
Yay! I LOVE air plants. They’re honestly the only indoor plant I’ve ever been able to keep alive for longer than a couple months or so. 😉 With every purchase from Urban Green Makers (like this cute lil’ guy), they’re able to work towards sparking environmental awareness and conservation in developing areas around the world.
Recycled Glass Tumbler, Palestinian Territories ($30)
This pretty hand-blown glass is made from recycled bottles that are gathered from homes and businesses around Hebron, Palestine. Artisans smash the glass and melt it down in their high-temperature ovens, then add various materials (all lead-free/food-safe) to create the stunning swirls of color. The info card suggests using this to enjoy a fancy drink or as a tealight candle holder. — I’ll definitely be going with the latter. 🙂
Upcycled Bell, India ($12)
How neat looking is this little bell? Made by a community in the desert Kutch region of India, this piece is a mini version of the classic bells that farmers would use to identify their livestock. Each bell is hammered into shape from recycled tin & iron sheets and each one has its own unique sound.
GlobeIn Greeting Card ($3)
Also included was a flat 6″ x 4″ greeting card that featured a quote by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. — “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
Shop Soko $25 Off Card
Also included was a discount code for $25 off any purchase of $80 or more from Shop Soko, an online shop that sells handcrafted goods and supports the artisans who made them.
I think April’s “Sustain” box was my absolute favorite GlobeIn box so far this year. I was happy with every single one of the items, even if I’m not 100% sure how I’m going to use some of them (lookin’ at you, little bell!). 😉 The total retail value of all the items was $66. Not bad! — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome