November 2017 GlobeIn review 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.
There are now 3 different subscription options available: Premium ($40/month) – Subscription box with 4+ curated items (you choose your preferred theme). Essential ($10/month) – Subscription box with 1 curated item. Starter ($10-40/month) – Membership where you can choose your own items. — For a limited time, you can get a FREE hand-painted mug with any new Premium GlobeIn Membership with coupon code “FREEMUG“!
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 November 2017 “Serve” 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.
Handblown Glass Pitcher, Mexico ($30)
According to the info booklet, this beautiful handblown glass pitcher was crafted by a man named Gerardo Mendoza Pozos — who is only 18 years old! He had been studying the art of glassblowing since 2016 and is working hard to perfect his craft. The colors on this piece are gorgeous and will definitely brighten up your table.
Block Print Table Runner, India ($30)
While I’m not usually a fan of gold, I can’t help but appreciate the beauty of this block print table runner. It was handcrafted in India using sacred textile traditions that give women a means to earn money to support their families. The runner features a shimmery gold geometric design and measures 80 inches by 17 inches. Great for use during the holidays and beyond!
Wood & Bone Condiment Bowl, Kenya ($12)
As a longtime vegan, I was a little sad to see that this hand carved bowl included pieces of decorative bone. However, I absolutely understand that the artisans behind this piece have a limited amount of resources at their disposal and must use whatever is available. So while I won’t be personally utilizing this in my home, I nevertheless appreciate the skills of the artisans who worked hard to create it. 🙂 The bowl measures 3.75″ in diameter and is ideal for holding salsa, soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, jam, and more.
Wood & Bone Condiment Spoon, Kenya ($5)
What pairs well with a tiny, hand-carved bowl? — A tiny, hand-carved spoon, of course! This lil’ guy measures just 2.5 inches long and matches the bowl perfectly. Like the bowl, it’s made from the wood of an olive tree, which woodcarvers pay a license for in order to chop down. This helps conserve the forests and ensures that every last piece of the tree is utilized.
I really enjoyed November’s “Serve” themed offering from GlobeIn. All of the items were beautifully crafted and practical enough for everyday use. My favorite item was the handblown glass pitcher, followed closely by the block print table runner. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can get a FREE hand-painted mug with any new Premium GlobeIn Membership with coupon code “FREEMUG“!