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.
I reviewed GlobeIn way back in 2013, when they had 3 different category options to choose from (home accessories, jewelry, or decor). I really like their recent switch to one single monthly box with a mix of products from all of the categories. It’s always nice to receive a broader mix of goodies.
As always, GlobeIn helps to bring income and exposure to small artists, while introducing you to beautiful pieces of their culture. Subscriptions are $35/month (shipping included), or less with multi-month commitments.
Let’s see what’s in my February GlobeIn box!
Everything was tucked into a medium-sized shipping box with a GlobeIn logo on the side.
The info “card” was a little tri-fold brochure with background information on each product’s respective artisan, as well as a welcome message and a recipe using some of the items from the box.
First look. The goods were all packed into a homemade basket made out of palm leaves (I think?).
Here’s a shot of the basket on its own. I love the bright purple color! It wasn’t listed on the info card, so I think it’s just a cute bonus.
Fez Mini Tagine by Le Souk Ceramique (Tunisia) – This pretty little tagine is handpainted with lead-free, food safe materials. The design is inspired by the Mediterranean seascape and painted freehand, so no two are exactly alike. These are used to keep condiments like salt, pepper, oils, etc. at the ready. Cute!
Inka Salt by Natierra (Peru) – A fine, fairly traded pink sea salt that would be perfect to store in the above mini tagine. This salt comes from deep within the Andes Mountains, where it’s protected from pollution that can effect conventional salts. It also contains plenty of naturally occurring, beneficial minerals including magnesium, zinc, and calcium.
Lafaza Pure Ground Vanilla (Madagascar) – I’ve never used ground vanilla, so I’m looking forward to trying this. It’s made with pure Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans that are dried in the sun and ground to a fine powder. You can use it as a replacement for vanilla extract, in smoothies, baked goods, and more.
Handwoven Kitchen Towel by El Tun (Guatemala) – How did they know we have a yellow kitchen?! Awesome. This pretty towel is hand woven with fair trade cotton using a treadle foot loom. So neat!
Coconut Palm Sugar by Big Tree Farms (Indonesia) – Oooh! This sounds good. Organic, and low glycemic, this is a great alternative to conventional sugar. Big Tree Farms produces it using sustainable agricultural techniques, which they also teach to fellow growers in Indonesia.
Boca Java Pacamara Artisan Roasted Coffee (Nicaragua) – Yay, coffee! Boca Java partners with small farms who use sustainable farming practices to grow their beans. They also support fair trade practices, as well as direct trade and work directly with farmers to ensure they get the very best crops.
Wow! What a great box! The kitchen theme was a perfect way to introduce subscribers to all of the culinary yummies produced by other parts of the world. The items all seem pretty practical and useful for just about anyone too. I didn’t do a cost breakdown, as it would be too difficult to find retail prices for these items, but I definitely think it’s well worth the cost of the monthly subscription.
I believe the World Kitchen Box is still available for a one-time purchase (though I think it’s more pricey than the actual subscription). If you sign up for the monthly GlobeIn box, you’re first shipment will be in March. I’m not sure what the theme is yet, but I’ll definitely update this when I find out!
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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.