The GlobeIn Box is a monthly subscription that features handcrafted goods by artisans around the world. They offer three different box categories to choose from: Jewelry, Decor, or Home Accessories. Every box will contain up to three original crafts, as well as information about each creator’s background and inspirations. Boxes are $29.99/month.
GlobeIn helps to bring income and exposure to these small artists, while introducing you to beautiful pieces of their culture. It’s a win-win! 🙂
I was recently sent one of their boxes for review and couldn’t wait to open it up to see what I got. I love it when I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to discover in a box. So fun!
Profiria and Margarita Decorative Basket – Everything in my box was tucked inside of this pretty decorative basket. Profiria and Margarita are matriarchal members of a basket-weaving community in Oaxaca, Mexico. They use dried palm leaves to weave together these handcrafted creations.
Profiria and Margarita Woven Pouch – This is cute! I love the bright colors. It’s a little pouch(?) made with woven palm leaves (dyed ones, obviously). I’m not totally sure what I’m going to use it for, but I’m happy to have it. 🙂
Luz de Luna Group Orange Peel Flower Candle – This is definitely my favorite item in the box. Not only is the pretty flower decoration made from real flowers, but the candle holder itself? It’s made from a friggin’ orange peel. How cool is that? The artists behind the Luz de Luna Group collect various fruits around their village, scrape the guts out, turn the peels inside-out, and dry them over glasses to achieve the shape above. So. Cool. It’s so pretty that I don’t even wanna burn it. Though I spose I could use it as a little trinket box once the wax is melted… Hmm…
Here’s a shot of the inside lid. Yep, totally an orange. 😀
Glass Earrings by Paulina Sanchez Hernandez – My photos don’t do these earrings justice — such a pretty purple color. (Why you gotta be so hard to photograph, glass?) Paulina Sanchez Hernandez is an artist who specializes in handcrafted glass pieces. These earrings are made of fused glass and because of this process, no two pairs are alike. I don’t have pieced ears (or anything) these days, so I’ll probably be gifting these to someone who does. ‘Tis the season and all that.
Embroidered Textile Coasters by Sandra and Abel – I’ll be honest… I wasn’t entirely sure what these were at first. I sorta assumed they were coasters but I know better than to just assume anything, so I emailed GlobeIn to confirm. And yep. Coasters. The round thing in the photo is a button. Not sure why I was sent a random button, but whatever. Perhaps some day I’ll come across a shirt that’s just begging to be united with this colorful button and they’ll live happily ever after. A button can dream…
So that’s my GlobeIn box! It was fun to get something outside of my usual baby/food-themed boxes. I really enjoyed discovering these neat one-of-a-kind items and learning more about who made them. Kinda like traveling without having to leave my living room. Kinda. 😉
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own.
Karen @ Unpack the Box
I’m pretty sure I would love everything in this box. An orange? Outstanding.
Orange you glad I reviewed it?