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.
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There are now 2 different subscription options available: Premium ($40/month) – Subscription box with 4+ curated items (you choose your preferred theme). Essential ($10/month) – Each month, receive credit to choose unique add-on products at exclusive member pricing or receive the surprise item of the month. — For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first Premium box with coupon code “WELCOME“!
Let’s see what’s inside the October 2019 “Revive” GlobeIn box!
Everything was shipped in a square pink & white box with the GlobeIn logo on the side.
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.
Handmade Elephant Heating Pad, India ($25)
My new brightly colored elephant friend is actually a heating pad made from upcycled cotton saris. Its nice size — roughly 10 x 8.5 inches — is larger than most of the other heating pads I’ve received in subscription boxes. I’m not certain what the filling consists of, but it feels like some sort of dried pea or bean (definitely not rice). To use, simply place the pad in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until it’s warm enough to comfortably soothe your aches & pains.
Blue Pottery Oil Diffuser, India ($25)
I believe we currently have 3-4 different essential oil diffusers in our home, but none quite like this one. Handcrafted by skilled pottery artisans, this ceramic diffuser requires no electricity or batteries. Simply place a tealight candle inside the open cave, pour a few drops of essential oil into the top well, light the candle, and breathe in the goodness. I love the hand-painted black & white design, which was inspired by the flora & fauna of India.
Palm Table Basket, Bangladesh ($20)
I have amassed quite the collection of baskets in all shapes, sizes, and colors thanks to GlobeIn! Most of them have been made by Mexican-based artisans, but the one above was crafted by weavers residing in Bangladesh who belong to a non-profit organization which helps artisans receive art training, health camps, and social & economic development. The basket is made from dried palm leaves and measures roughly 8.5″ x 9.5″ x 5″. The inclusion of built-in handles makes it great to use for serving bread and other dinner components.
Hand-Crocheted Headband, Uganda/Peru ($25)
Krochet Kids — the company behind this hand-crocheted headband — exists to empower women living in poverty-stricken areas of the world. Each of their hand-crafted pieces are hand-signed by the individual who created it. The info booklet states that this was made with cotton, however the actual tag on the headband reads “100% acrylic”. Either way, it’s super soft and sure to keep you warm.
Also included in this month’s box was a 2018 Social Impact Report, which provided details on how much money GlobeIn has invested into artisan communities, how much work they provided, the sustainable materials that were used to create the products, and more. A nice reminder of the impact subscribers have simply by being part of the GlobeIn family.
October’s “Revive” themed GlobeIn box had plenty of cozy fall vibes and I loved it! My favorite pieces were the Elephant Heating Pad, Blue Pottery Oil Diffuser, and Palm Table Basket. 😀 — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first Premium box with coupon code “WELCOME“!
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