Time to check out the second July 2017 GlobeIn box! — This month subscribers were able to choose from two different themes — “Bathe” or “Adventure”. I reviewed the Bathe box a couple days ago, so now it’s Adventure 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.
Subscriptions are $55/month (shipping included), or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can save $10 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 July 2017 “Adventure” 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.
Drawstring Backpack, Kenya ($25)
This colorful drawstring backpack was made by employees of Wildlife Works, an eco-factory in Kenya that gives local artisans stable employment. The bag is lightweight and roomy — perfect for carrying a few essentials on a hike or just a quick run to the store. I wouldn’t trust it to carry textbooks or anything with real weight, but a wallet, some makeup, and a smartphone would do just fine.
Enamel Travel Mug, India ($12)
If this mug looks familiar, it’s because a similar item — a travel cup — was featured in last June’s picnic themed box. Crafted by Indian artisans via Noah’s Ark collective, this lightweight mug is made with enamel-coated stainless steel and painted entirely by hand. Since it can withstand plenty of heat, you can use it to warm beverages over an open flame — making it an ideal camping accessory.
Maggie’s Organics Cush Footie Socks, Peru and USA ($10)
These super cushy socks are normally made with organic cotton from farmer co-ops in Nicaragua, but unexpected climate change affected their cotton crop, leading Maggie’s Organics to seek an alternative. Instead, the cotton was sourced from Peru — where farmers are experiencing similar climate-related challenges. To lessen their burden, the company offered them higher premiums to help pay for much-needed water.
Block Print Bandana, India ($14)
Made by artisans working for the collective Matr Boomie, this block print bandana is the result of an intricate process of patterning, boiling, and cooling. Thanks to this process, no two pieces are alike — making your new bandana truly a one of a kind piece.
July’s “Adventure” themed GlobeIn box included a nice collection of artisan-made items ideal for anyone with an adventurous spirit who enjoys being outdoors. Unfortunately, that’s not me. Ha! Though I personally preferred this month’s “Bathe” themed box, I can still appreciate the curation of this more outdoorsy theme. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“.