February 2017 GlobeIn review time! — This month’s theme is “Dream” and features a collection of items to encourage you to tap into your, well, dreams.
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 25% 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 February 2017 GlobeIn Artisan box!
As always, everything was shipped in the signature green & white GlobeIn box.
A peek inside!
I didn’t receive one this month, but there’s usually a small info booklet that features full color photos and background information on all of the products included in the box, as well as the artisans who created them. (I did receive a digital copy via email after receiving my box. 🙂 )
Dream On Tote Bag, Kenya ($25)
This versatile canvas tote is HUGE! I’ve become used to getting smaller, less sturdy versions in subscription boxes, so this was a nice surprise. I love that it has generously sized handles which make it possible to wear on your shoulder, rather than having to carry it like most of the totes I have. I also love that it was handcrafted by Kenyan artisans who are paid a fair wage for their work. 🙂
Dream Journal, India ($12)
Unlike traditional journals whose pages are made from trees, this sustainable version features recycled cotton pages. Cool! It was carefully crafted by traditional papermakers in Rajasthan called kagzis. Using an age-old process, the kagzis gather discarded cotton scraps, break them down into fibers, and then soak them overnight. The pulp is then strained, pressed, and hung to dry. Finally, the pages are assembled into a book, ready to capture all of your dreams.
Dessert Bowl, Tunisia ($12)
I received a similar set of these bowls in the November’s Benefit Basket and was happy to add another to my collection. This hand-painted piece was handcrafted by artisans employed by Le Souk Ceramique — a Tunisian company who provides them with good, collaborative working conditions. It’s made of sturdy stoneware clay and is both microwave and dishwasher safe. (Subscribers received one of various available designs/colors.)
Palm Leaf Pouch, Mexico ($12)
This hand-woven palm leaf pouch is a variation of the standard round (or square) GlobeIn baskets that are regularly included in each box. The info card suggests using it as a “dream jar” by writing down your goals for the year on scraps of paper and placing them inside. When the year is halfway up, revisit them and check on your progress. 🙂
GlobeIn Greeting Card ($3)
My box was also missing a greeting card, which I received in digital format (shown above) instead. It featured an inspirational quote about dreams by Eleanor Roosevelt.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I heard that “Dream” would be February’s theme, but as always, GlobeIn did a great job curating a fun box. The total retail value of all the items was just under $65! — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“. (Important note from GlobeIn: The Dream Box is currently sold out. All customers who are not able to get the Dream Box will be able to choose from multiple Artisan Box themes. The Love Box will also be available for those customers who added themselves to the waitlist.)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome