GlobeIn time! December’s theme is “Celebrate”, which is perfect for the holiday season.
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 $35/month (shipping included), or less with multi-month commitments.
In addition to their standard Artisan Box, they also offer a smaller Benefit Basket for just $19.95/month. Every Benefit Basket includes one artisan-made item, along with a handwoven palm leaf basket. (You can see November’s Benefit Basket review here.)
Let’s see what’s inside the December 2015 GlobeIn Artisan box!
As always, the box included a sticker with a quote related to this month’s theme.
A little info booklet featured full color photos and background information on all of the products included in the box.
Hand-Dyed Batik Table Runner by Della Ghana ($35) – Della is a socially responsible fashion line based in Ghana, whose employees are given a fair wage as well as unique educational opportunities. This pretty table runner is hand dyed in a nice turquoise color and features white polka dots with a gray background on the reverse side. It measures 49″ x 18″ and if I ever get to a point where my dining room table isn’t completely covered in subscription boxes, I’ll be sure to lay this on there. 😉
Beaded Necklace by Tribe Alive Honduras ($42) – Tribe Alive is another ethical fashion line who exists to give back to those in need. These tasseled necklaces gave employment to 25 artisans in Santa Ana, Honduras resulting in enough wages for several months of living expenses. The unique piece can be worn both as a necklace and a layered bracelet.
Upcycled Greeting Cards Malawi ($8) – These one-of-a-kind greeting cards were created by the Umoja Group — an association of people with disabilities living as refugees at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. They’re made of recycled handmade paper and African textiles for a truly unique look (and feel!).
Equal Exchange Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt Bar Dominican Republic ($3.75) – I’m a big fan of Equal Exchange chocolate (the vegan-friendly bars, anyway), so I thought this was a great addition to the box. All of their chocolates are made with fairly traded, organic ingredients and taste amazing.
GlobeIn Signature Palm Leaf Basket Oaxaca, Mexico ($12) – As always, the box included a handwoven basket made of discarded palm leaves that can take up to 6 hours to hand-weave. Last month, they debuted a square/lid-less version, so I was kind of surprised to see the original circular/lidded version return. (I kind of prefer the lidless ones, since the lids are sometimes a little tricky to get on.)
Another nice offering from GlobeIn! The table runner was probably my favorite item in the box and I think I may gift the necklace & chocolate. This month’s value was super impressive — just over $100 in products! Wow!
If you’d like to sign up for the GlobeIn Artisan box, you can save 25% on your first month when you use coupon code “WELCOME” at checkout!
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.