March GlobeIn Benefit Basket time! Once again I was sent both their standard Artisan Box (reviewed here), as well as this newest offering — the Benefit Basket.
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.
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. — For a limited time, you can save $7 on your first month of a 3-month Benefit Basket subscription when you use coupon code “TRYBENEFIT“.
Let’s see what’s inside the March 2016 GlobeIn Benefit Basket!
As with the regular GlobeIn boxes, the Benefit Basket also featured a sticker with wording related to the month’s theme/product.
A peek inside!
The theme for GlobeIn’s full March box was “Memory” and it carried on into the Benefit Basket as well with the featured item being a paper journal (made from Sri Lankan elephant poop!).
GlobeIn Signature Palm Leaf Basket Oaxaca, Mexico ($12) – As always, the box included a handwoven basket made of discarded palm leaves that can take hours to hand-weave. I was hoping for another square version like I received last month, but I do like the pretty purple color on this one.
Elephant Journal by Mr. Ellie Pooh Sri Lanka ($15) – Yep, this wire-bound journal is indeed made from elephant poop. (It even says so on the bottom of each page!) The elephant’s purely vegetarian diet results in cellulose-heavy poo, making it ideal for turning into paper. In Sri Lanka, elephants are often hunted when they graze on farmer’s crops. To discourage this from happening, Mr. Ellie Pooh uses money made through the sale of their paper products to compensate farmers for crop damage. This helps the elephants to be seen as a sustainable economic resource by local farmers, as opposed to a threat. Subscribers received either blue or green colored journals. (I’m lovin’ the green!)
If you’d like to sign up for the GlobeIn Benefit Basket, you can use coupon code “TRYBENEFIT” to save $7 off your first month’s box with a purchase of a 3-month subscription!
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.
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