GlobeIn time! March’s theme is “Memory” and features items to both let you look back and to help you move forward.
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 $35/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 February’s Benefit Basket review here.)
Let’s see what’s inside the March 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box!
As always, the shipping box included a quote relating to the month’s theme.
A peek inside.
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.
Marie Mae Co. Undated Weekly Planner Ghana/Rwanda ($18) – Marie Mae is a stationery company that outsources design work from artisan entrepreneurs in Africa. For every product sold, they offer one hour of training to these emerging entrepreneurs via their Marie Mae Business School. This undated planner features artwork from Ewurama, a young woman from Ghana who is embarking on her own textile design company.
Wooden Pencil Cup Turkey ($15) – I love this pencil holder!! It’s so simple and almost Scandinavian-esque. It was handcrafted by a group of Turkish artisans who treat their natural materials with the utmost respect and care.
Wooden Photo Frame Turkey ($15) – This simple wooden frame is a product of Celebi Erturk’s family-owned business, which has been operating for more than 100 years. I don’t know what the exact measurements are, but it looks like it would comfortably hold a 4″ x 6″ photo.
Elephant Poo Bookmark Sri Lanka ($3) – Ah, elephant poop paper. We were actually sent a journal made from this eco-friendly material over the summer, so I’m pretty familiar with it now. An elephant’s 100% plant-based diet results in cellulose-heavy poo, making it easy to turn into paper. This helps the often hunted Sri Lankan elephants to be seen as a sustainable economic resource by local farmers, as opposed to a threat to area crops. Everyone wins!
GlobeIn Signature Palm Leaf Basket Mexico ($12) – As always, the box included a handwoven basket made of discarded palm leaves that can take hours to hand-weave. I enjoyed receiving these at first, but honestly I’m kinda over them. I just have SO many! Though I did really like the sturdier square version they sent last month…
I was really impressed with the unique “Memory” theme GlobeIn went with this month. My favorite item is definitely the wooden pencil cup. — Simple, yet functional. I also love the fact that the planner is undated, so it can be put away until I’m ready to start a new one. The frame and bookmark will also be put to good use. Overall, a great box! (With a total value of over $50!)
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“.
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.