July 2016 GlobeIn review time! — This month’s theme is “Savour” and features a collection of artisan crafted kitchen items.
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. — You can save 25% on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“.
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 June’s Benefit Basket review here.)
Let’s see what’s inside the July 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box!
Apparently “Please handle with care” means “toss this box around as much as you’d like with no regard for its contents”? Yeesh.
A peek inside. Thankfully, all of the items were well packed in bubble wrap and tissue paper. No breakage!
As always, a little 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-Painted Spoon Rest Palestinian Territories ($18) – This hand-painted ceramic spoon rest goes perfectly with the heart-shaped dish featured in this month’s Benefit Basket. It was crafted by Hebron Glass, a family company employing 60 artisans who are all given a fair wage for their work. Like the dish, it also features a traditional hand-painted floral design which has been prominent throughout the Palestinian culture for thousands of years.
Salt & Pepper Shakers Palestinian Territories ($20) – Another coordinating piece from Hebron Glass! — This pretty salt & pepper shaker set features the same hand-painted floral design as shown on both the spoon rest and the Benefit Basket dish.
Neem Wood Spice Bowl India ($15) – I love this little wooden bowl! Its shape reminds me of an acorn, which I kinda have a thing for. 😉 Hand-carved in India by artisans of the West Bengal woodcarving community, it was specially designed to hold various spices. I’m thinking it’ll also make a nice little storage bowl for jewelry or other small treasures. 🙂
Ilocano Asin Sea Salt in Mini Basket Phillippines ($12) – Note: For July’s box, subscribers could chose this sea salt OR the standard GlobeIn basket. Harvested from the seawaters off the island of Luzon, this Philippine sea salt features hollow, crunchy crystals — far superior to generic table salts. It can be used for grilling, roasting, finishing, or to add a flavor boost to any dish. The little basket that held the salt was hand-woven by a network of women weavers on the island of Cabilao. So cute! 🙂
Another great assortment of artisan items from GlobeIn! My favorite item was the neat little neem wood bowl. Such a nicely crafted, versatile piece. 🙂 The total retail value this month was $65. Not bad!
If you’d like to sign up for the GlobeIn Artisan box, you can save 25% on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“. — OR — You can get a FREE “Picnic Box” when you buy a 3-month or longer subscription! — Just use coupon code “FREEPICNIC” at checkout. (This was one of my favorite themes from GlobeIn. The picnic blanket alone is worth getting the box! You can see my full review here.)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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.