June 2017 GlobeIn review time! — This month subscribers were able to choose from two different themes — “Al Fresco” or “Refresh”. I received both for review, but will be revealing “Al Fresco” 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 June 2017 “Al Fresco” 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.
Serape Blanket, Mexico ($40)
A “serape” is a traditional woven blanket that can also double as a cozy wrap or shawl. This gorgeous hand-woven piece was made by Mexican artisans employed by Hammock Boutique, a collective that sources raw weaving materials and delivers them free of charge to their workers’ homes where the blankets are created. I absolutely love the pretty pastel colors and how surprisingly soft this piece is. — It’s also a good size at 60 x 44 inches. 🙂
Enamel Plate, India ($20)
When I first pulled this out of the box, I thought it was made of plastic and was a little underwhelmed. After reading the info booklet however, I discovered it was actually enamel-coated stainless steel. Nice! Measuring 12 inches in diameter, this hand-painted platter is lightweight and perfect for taking along on a picnic. It was made by artisans who work for Noah’s Ark, a fair trade collective in India that invests profits in the social and economic development of its workers.
Utensil Holder, Mexico ($10)
GlobeIn often sends hand-woven palm leaf baskets in various shapes and sizes. This month, subscribers received something a little different — a hand-woven utensil holder! A unique, handy way to transport your picnic utensils without worrying about losing them amongst your other picnic gear.
Artisan Tropic Plantain Chips, Colombia ($5)
A sweet, crunchy snack made with hand selected Colombian plantains. These are cooked in sustainable, non-hydrogenated palm oil and are both gluten-free & vegan friendly. Yum!
What a fun, summery collection from GlobeIn! I love all the pretty pastel colors featured here and the serape is such a great piece. Perfect for summer picnics or trips to the beach! The total retail value of all the items in June’s “Al Fresco” box was an impressive $75! 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 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