Time to unbox the May 2016 GlobeIn 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 May 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 the full-sized May GlobeIn box is “Hydrate”, so I was a little surprised to see a non-hydration themed item in this month’s Benefit Basket. Not that I’m complaining or anything, it’s just the first time I can remember that the theme didn’t span over both boxes. Okay, onto the goods!
Shibori Scarf by Matr Boomie India ($25) – I’ll be honest — I’m usually not a fan of tie dye (I’ve never worn it in my life). However, I do like the subtle single-colored tie dye look of this pretty scarf. It was made in Rajasthan, India using a traditional Japanese method known as Shibori. Artisans use stitching, binding, folding, and compressing to achieve the desired geometric/tie-dye patterns. It’s made with a soft, lightweight cotton that’s perfect for warmer weather. I love the bold blue color and the tassels are a nice addition. 🙂
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. Now that the warmer weather is here, I’m thinking of maybe trying to use a couple of these as planters. (I have SO many of ’em!)
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.