GlobeIn time! — May’s box is in partnership with water.org and the theme is (appropriately) “Hydrate”.
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 May’s Benefit Basket review here.)
Let’s see what’s inside the May 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box!
GlobeIn has been shipping in much larger boxes lately… They must have retired their signature small square ones.
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.
Hand Blown Glass Vessel Mexico ($15) – I’ve gotten to witness the art of glassblowing firsthand a few times at the Corning Museum of Glass and it really is a cool thing to experience. This particular glass was made in the Mexican state of Jalisco, where it took a team of 8 to 14 glassmakers to create the finished product. The colorful iridescent finish gives it a truly unique look.
Trashy Bags Upcycled Tote Ghana ($15) – Made from recycled food packaging, this upcycled tote features a neat zipper design that allows you to zip it into a compact pouch when not in use. It’s handcrafted in Ghana, where it’s production helps women earn a steady income to support their families.
Conscious Coconut Oil Thailand ($15) – I think this is the item I’m most excited about. Coconut oil has SO many uses and I’ve always wanted to try it out on my skin but never felt right using the same jar that we use for kitchen-y purposes. But coconut oil in a tube? Freakin’ genius! Consisting of only certified USDA organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, this is about as pure as it gets. Plus, for each purchase of Conscious Coconut Oil, they donate a meal to a child in need. They also employ developmentally disabled adults to package the product and prepay their farmers to ensure their needs are met.
Zambeezi Organic Beeswax Lip Balm Zambia ($3) – An all natural lip balm crafted with organic beeswax sourced from the forests of central Africa. Zambeezi is dedicated to providing the people of Africa’s subtropical forests with sustainable sources of income so that they don’t have to depend on timber and strip mining.
Brass Bottle Stopper South Africa ($10) – This month, subscribers received the standard GlobeIn palm leaf basket OR one of these cute animal bottle stoppers. I have a ton of baskets, so I was happy to get this brass stopper instead. It features a momma and baby giraffe sitting atop a cork stopper. These are handcrafted in South Africa by an artisan collaborative of extended family who receive fair wages for their work.
Another great selection of items from GlobeIn! I wasn’t quite sure what they’d be sending for a “Hydrate” theme, but I was happy to see that it didn’t include a water bottle. (Too easy!) 😉 The curation turned out to be rather creative and I love the items that they went with. The total retail value for this month was $58. 🙂
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.