July 2017 GlobeIn review time! — This month subscribers were able to choose from two different themes — “Bathe” or “Adventure”. I received both for review, but will be revealing “Bathe” first.
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 “Bathe” 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.
All of the items were tucked into a signature GlobeIn palm leaf basket. The “Bathe” box was actually a re-release of the same box/theme that they did back in January 2016. It was certainly one of my all time favorite GlobeIn offerings, so I was totally fine with seeing it once again.
Pestemal Bath Towel Denisli, Turkey ($25)
Since I received this “Bathe” themed box when it was first offered last year (in the regular box as well as in the now discontinued Benefit Basket), I already have two of these Turkish bath towels and was happy to add another one to my collection. (My first yellow!) While much thinner than traditional American towels, this 100% cotton pestemal towel actually absorbs water much more efficiently. The thinner fabric also means that it dries a lot faster and folds up smaller, taking up less space in your linen closet. — Oh, and it has tassels! Can’t say that about western towels. 😉
Hand Towel Izmir, Turkey ($13)
I received this same exact hand towel in my last “Bathe” box, but the pretty turquoise color won me over before and has done so once again. In fact, this guy is still in heavy rotation in my kitchen to this day. 🙂 Made by Turkish artisans, the cotton towel features a terry cloth texture on one side and a smoother feel on the other. It measures 19 x 31 inches and is perfect for use in the kitchen, bathroom, or anywhere that could use a pop of color.
Alaffia Lemongrass Citrus African Black Soap Togo, Africa ($7.99)
Oddly enough, I just this week started using my bar from last year’s box. (I get a LOT of soap from subscription boxes! 😉 ) This bar is triple milled and made with certified fair trade ingredients including handcrafted shea butter and West African palm kernel oil. As you can imagine, the inclusion of citrus and lemongrass extracts make it smell amazing! — Plus, sales of this soap help to support maternal care and education in Togo, Africa. Wins all around!
Silk Face Scrub Bursa, Turkey
This “antibacterial facial mitt” is made from 100% raw cocoon silk woven using a traditional hand loom. It’s said to purify your skin by removing dead skin cells and boosting collagen production. To use, simply rub in circles over your whole face — preferably after a hot shower, then rinse with cold water.
GlobeIn Signature Palm Leaf Basket Mexico ($12)
These signature baskets are included in many GlobeIn boxes and are woven entirely by hand. Each one can take hours to complete!
While it was technically a repeat box/theme for me, I was still happy with July’s “Bathe” GlobeIn box. The towels are both beautiful & useful, and I absolutely LOVE the lemongrass soap! 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first month with any 3-month or longer subscription with coupon code “WELCOME“.