January 2017 GlobeIn review time! — This month’s theme is “Love” and features a collection of items to bring about positive, lovey vibes. 🙂
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 January 2017 GlobeIn Artisan box!
As always, everything was shipped in the signature green & white GlobeIn box.
A peek inside!
The 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.
Hand Blown Wine Glasses (Set of Two), Mexico ($30)
These beautifully crafted wine glasses were hand-blown by artisans in Tonalá — a city in the Mexican state of Jalisco that’s known for its amazing pottery and glass. 40 local artisans are employed at Cristaluc, a glass-blowing workshop that offers them a steady income and a space to create their art. These glasses are surprisingly sturdy and have a pretty iridescent finish.
Shibori Napkins (Set of Two), India ($12)
These pretty cloth napkins were handmade in India using a traditional Japanese technique called Shibori — an intricate process of dyeing in which stitching, binding, and folding are used to create geometric patterns on the cloth. This isn’t your typical 5-minute tie dye art, that’s for sure. 😉
Soapstone Dish, Kenya ($10)
This handcrafted dish was carved out of soapstone by the Shona people of Kenya, who are known around the world for their beautiful stone sculptures. Subscribers could have received one of 3 different designs/colors. The info card suggests using it for holding candy, mints, or condiments, but I think I’ll use mine for jewelry or little trinkets. 🙂
Soapstone Word Heart, Kenya ($3.50)
Another soapstone piece, this little heart features the word “Cherish” carved into both the front and back. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it, but I like it. 🙂
Equal Exchange Dark Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt Bar, Dominican Republic ($4)
This organic chocolate bar is made with fairly traded cacao which helps support small-scale farmers and ensures them a fair wage for their product. The bar sounds absolutely delicious and I’m a little sad that it’s not vegan-friendly. Aw.
Palm Leaf Heart Bowl, Mexico ($6)
Oooh! I love this love-inspired variation on the usual GlobeIn basket. The little heart design is just too cute! It would be perfect for holding a potted plant or maybe some Valentine’s candy.
GlobeIn Greeting Card ($3)
Also included was a square greeting card with an inspiring quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the front. The inside was blank for writing a personal message.
Okay, I think this is officially my favorite GlobeIn box to date! I know I said the same thing last month, but this one has December’s beat. 🙂 There were so many beautifully crafted, useful items and the total retail value was almost $70! — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% 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