February 2018 GlobeIn review time!
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.
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.
There are now 3 different subscription options available: Premium ($40/month) – Subscription box with 4+ curated items (you choose your preferred theme). Essential ($10/month) – Subscription box with 1 curated item. Starter ($10-40/month) – Membership where you can choose your own items. — For a limited time, you can get a FREE hand-painted mug with any new Premium GlobeIn Membership with coupon code “FREEMUG“! ~ OR ~ Save $10 on your first Premium box with coupon code “WELCOME“!)
Let’s see what’s inside the February 2018 “Sophisticate” 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.
Ceramic Yarn Bowl, Tunisia ($25)
Crafted by the skilled artisans of Le Souk Ceramique, this beautiful cobalt blue yarn bowl will keep your yarn nice ‘n tidy while you get your craft on. The piece is painted and glazed entirely by hand and features four holes of varying sizes to fit yarn of many different thicknesses.
Yarn Ball, India ($12)
This isn’t just any ol’ ball of yarn. — The multicolored string is actually sourced from recycled Indian saris! In order to keep them out of landfills, the used saris are upcycled and reborn as this gorgeous yarn that can be woven into brand new garments. The ball measures roughly 4 inches in diameter and consists of 100 gms of brightly colored yarn.
Tassel Set, India ($12)
Crafted entirely by hand by artisans working for the Matr Boomie cooperative in central India, these brightly colored tassels can be used for a variety of projects. Tie one onto your keychain, string them together to create a whimsical garland, make some funky jewelry, and more.
Scrapbook Paper, India ($12)
These pretty sheets of 100% cotton paper were handmade by artisans in northern India — Rajesthan to be exact. To create the paper, discarded cotton scraps are collected from the textile industry and broken down into fibers and soaked to form a pulp. The pulp then gets pressed into sheets, hung to dry, and ironed out to create your new craft paper. The process is tree-free, non-toxic, and conserves & filters water for reuse in irrigation. Twelve pages of various sizes and patterns were included.
Palm Leaf Flat Basket, Mexico ($15)
These signature baskets are included in many GlobeIn boxes and are woven entirely by hand. Each one can take hours to complete! This particular one is both larger and flatter than the standard baskets and measures 8″ x 4.5″. Use it to store craft supplies, small toys, bathroom essentials, and more.
Although I don’t have much use for a yarn bowl (or yarn for that matter), I still enjoyed discovering the artisan-made items in February’s “DIY” GlobeIn box. All of the pieces were beautifully crafted and it’s always neat to learn about the artisans who created them. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can get a FREE hand-painted mug with any new Premium GlobeIn Membership with coupon code “FREEMUG“!
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