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GlobeIn August 2015 Box Spoiler #2 + Coupon

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Check out the theme for the upcoming GlobeIn August 2015 Box

The theme for the upcoming GlobeIn August 2015 Box is Laundry. More from GlobeIn:

Typically, most of us consider the laundry to be a drag. But what if it were an indulgence? The products in this month’s kit invite you to reconnect with a sense of gratitude at the joy of washing, to think of the laundry as a small, daily ceremony of renewal in harmony with the environment and echoing with the traditions of earth-centered livelihoods around the world.

Here is the latest spoiler item:

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Upcycled Laundry Bag from Cambodia ($25 Value)

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These extra-large (22.5 x 21.5 in) laundry bags are made from recycled cement bags by artisans of Peace Handicrafts, the organization that trains and employs disabled, deaf, and underprivileged persons in Cambodia.

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And in case you missed the first spoiler:

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Wool Laundry Balls ($15 Value).

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What do you think of the latest spoiler? Also if you’re thinking of signing up, use coupon code WELCOME to save 25% off the first month of a 3-month subscription.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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46 Comments

  1. Anyone who doesn’t want their bag, I’d love to set up a trade or buy it off of you, please e-mail me at jeashton2@gmail.com

  2. I had to subscribe — laundry is my jam! I know that’s weird, but I really enjoy doing laundry and having nice laundry accessories. I’ve never tried the wool dryer balls, but I used the plastic ones on towels and they work great. I’m sure these will be a million times nicer. And I’m all about big, reusable bags. GlobeIn, you got me!

  3. There is only four items in the big box, including the palm leaf basket per instagram. So I bet the final item will be detergent…. or essential oil for the wool balls?

  4. I’m also mid Benefit Basket, but I couldn’t resist the bag! I signed up!!

  5. Sooo tempted to finally sign up for this sub — love the bag. I am wondering if anyone has tried the wool dryer balls before? They sound great but I’m allergic to wool and am picturing having itchy little fibers all over my clothes…

    • At first I thought there’s no way that could be safe, right? But I did some googling, and the ECO Safe brand of wool dryer balls (which are hand made in Nepal with wool sourced from New Zealand) say in their FAQ:

      Q. I’m allergic to wool. Can I use ECO Safe Wool?

      A. Yes! ECO Safe Wool Dryer balls are a hypoallergenic fabric softener. Because the wool never touches the skin directly nor does it shed onto the laundry, anyone can use ECO Safe Wool Dryer Balls without fear of an allergic reaction.

      So I guess it’s possible that you can use SOME BRANDS and be just fine! I don’t know about the dryer balls that GlobeIn is sending. You could try emailing them at support (at) globein (dot) com for more information. They told someone else with a serious wool allergy that they would be happy to substitute another product for the balls if you don’t want to take the risk. Just let them know!

      • Thanks for the info!!

  6. LOL, that’s funny! Sure looks like a recycled rice bag to me!

  7. Well, I caved! I love that bag! I never thought a laundry-themed box would win me over–talk about a snooze fest, haha. But wool laundry balls get rave reviews on Amazon and I really can get over how chic that bag is. Plus, I just got an email from GlobeIn reminding me that my first-month-free-if-I-buy-three expires today… So I’m trying the Artisan Box!

    I still have 2 more months coming of the Benefit Basket — I’m hoping we get laundry balls this month because I think a set of 6 (3 from the Benefit Basket and 3 from the Artisan Box) would be nice!

    Now knowing my luck, the other items will be soap for hand-washing clothes (hahaha–I’m WAAAAY too lazy for that) and a clothes line (which I’m also WAAAAAY too lazy for). 😛 Oh well! Still happy!

  8. I am sooo excited to get this laundry-themed box!

  9. I was thinking the bag would be good for storing blankets and comforters in the off-season. Am thinking I may have to re-subscribe to the full box to be sure I get both items – really want to try those dryer balls!

  10. Seems like it could be a good pool/beach bag too.

    • Oh! That’s a great idea too!

  11. What a cute bag!

  12. LOVE the bag and can think of many uses! I do the mini-box and I hopehopehope we get the bag!

  13. UGH! I like both spoilers so far! I have 2 months left in my Benefit Basket subscription. I think I’ll upgrade to the Artisan box once my mini-sub runs out.

  14. The smartest thing that we did when building our house was to place the laundry room on the second floor– it’s only a couple of steps to the bedrooms so I never use a laundry bag or basket. But there are MANY other uses for this bag– I like the idea of using it for Costco (or, in our case, BJ’s and Sam’s Club). And I’m wondering too, if these will be in different colors. I just started with GlobeIn with the July box, and their customer service is excellent!

    • I don’t have kids, but wouldn’t this be good to store toys too?

  15. That bag will be perfect to stash all my yarn!

    • HAAA! What an AWESOME idea!!!

  16. I love the charity. The handles look really solid! Cement bags? Are they waterproof then too? Really unique item!

  17. OOOO I love that bag….that will be great for Costco trips or hauling around my Mom’s Chihauhaus 😉

    • Costco trips – great idea!

    • Hauling your moms Chihuahuas? Wow that would hold alot of chihuahuas.

      • Well…she has three and they love to be hauled around in purses..so I figure a designer pillow form in the bottom and waala…Chihuahaus in a bottle…I mean bag 😉

        • LOL! A use GlobeIn didn’t think of I’m sure. 🙂

  18. Gosh, hope you are not referring to me? 😉 CALG…that is my new acronym…thanks!

    • No I wasn’t referring to you lol actually I wasn’t referring to anyone particular. Just get fed up sometimes by so much hostility just because someone doesn’t love the same things as others.

  19. Ughhh I want to subscribe. I never thought I would be tempted by a box with a laundry theme. I have a washer/dryer, but I would use this often because my laundry baskets are usually occupied by clean folded clothes I never put away ?.

    • Do it, not sure why I so long to sign up myself lol!

    • At least you fold yours! My baskets are full of clean unfolded clothes ?.

  20. I absolutely love this bag and having the opportunity to help support a great cause . I doubt that I will use it for laundry but there are so many other ways this can be used. Will there be a variety of colors or just the green ? It wouldn’t matter to me because I love the green and I think this would look great in any color. I love unique things and love supporting great causes. This subscription is a perfect fit for me!

  21. Oh what a cool product! I just signed up based on the laundry theme and I really like the mission of this box and the fact that it sends some items that are different from other boxes. If this stands up I’ll use it in my daughters room as she can’t climb on it, and if not I can use it for dry cleaning. Really excited to get my first box!

  22. everyone is allowed their opinions.i personally don’t like this tote and think it’s overpriced.to each their own.why do people feel the need to argue every little thing?!

    • I don’t like the bag either, I couldn’t use it. But I think the point that is being made about the price of the bag is important.

      We are very used to having third world workers subsidize the price of consumer items by working in inhuman conditions for subhuman wages. That $5 bag we buy, would cost $20 if the same labor and environmental laws that we enjoy existed where it was manufactured. So the bag is truly worth $20, but when you pay $5 the workers that made it and the planet are paying the difference.

      • sure i totally understand that but it’s not going to be worth 25 to everyone.like someone else said why is this being argued.i wouldn’t pay 5 for this tote but lots of others would.to each her own.

        • OK, I think the problem is that we are confusing two different things when we talk about “worth”.

          The bag may very well be worth $25, in the sense that that’s how much it costs to produce it and sell it without abusing people or the planet.

          But that’s a different issue of how much this bag is worth to you (or to me). That is a completely subjective, personal thing that there is no point arguing about.

          • yes i should have specified that.to me this bag isn’t worth anything.nobody should be arguing over personal worth.

  23. Sorry but $25 is absolutely appropriate for that. We shop at two fair trade places and they retail for $25 at both of them. You are paying for the materials, shipping, the mission and the labor. You cant expect people to make fair wages at no profit.
    Mass produced laundy bags at big boxed stores (made in china) can go for the same price.
    And for the record we have a washer and dryer at home and use laundry bags all the time.

    • Thank you for this! $25 isn’t a ton of money, and certainly not for this kind of item.

  24. Love this…this bag would be great for college students or if you just wanted to hide your laundry or use it to even just tote around the house. I really like it and it supports disabled individuals which makes me want to buy this just for that reason alone. The majority of the declared value is in what it supports not the materials. I may have to get the full sub now even though I have the mini version!

  25. I love the tote, it’s a great idea for a laundry box. There are lots of things around the house that you could use it for. That and the cat toys are tempting me to subscribe. (ok, laundry balls, but if you have a cat, you know you won’t get to use them…)

    • Two for the dryer, one for the cat. 😉 Better yet, put a couple drops of catnip oil on it, sit back, and enjoy the crazy!

      • I think I just found a reason to really want this bag. 😀

  26. I actually like it! I just signed up for 6 months of Globeln based on this unique theme. Though I don’t go to the laundromat, I am thinking it woul be useful for dry cleaner or reusable tote for the grocery store.

  27. Great cause but that bag is definitely not for me. 25.00 retail value? Really? Also what if you don’t use a laundromat? I love the causes this box supports but this is one I’m passing on. That tote…just no.

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