GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – August 2015
The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box is a monthly subscription that sends you original crafts by global artisans. Each box contains handcrafted items from around the world and the stories of the artists who made the pieces. This month’s theme is Laundry!
Laundry with an exclamation mark, because GlobeIn really knows how to write about Laundry:
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.
(Chris – I had to include that quote in the review for you! 🙂 )
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: the GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box
The Cost: $35 a month
COUPON: Save $8.75 off a 3-month subscription with coupon code WELCOME
The Products: specially handcrafted items from around the world
Ships to: US
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This box comes with an info booklet – the first page is a letter explaining the theme.
And inside each maker and their product is detailed. There’s also details about the fair trade practices, community support initiatives, etc. – it is a feel-good read!
YFK Upcycled Laundry Bag from Cambodia – Value $25
This bag is so big I couldn’t fit it all in the picture! This will definitely hold a lot of laundry, and will be equally good for some other uses MSA readers mentioned in previous spoiler posts: Costco trips, reusable grocery bag, beach bag, etc.
Here is a look at the lining:
I love the colors of this bag!
And here are the rest of the items in the box.
Palm Leaf Basket – Value $12
Each box comes with some of the contents packaged in a palm leaf basket. (I think I get a different color each month – they’re great for storage).
Wool Dryer Balls (Set of 3) – Kyrgyzstan Value: $15
These are designed to be a natural alternative to dryer sheets – they help prevent static/wrinkles, and cut down drying times.
Here’s a picture to give you a better sense of scale:
Looking at reviews of wool dryer balls, one thing I’ve noticed is that dogs tend to love these things!
I just tried them out for the first time, and I like that they aren’t as noisy as the plastic dryer balls I tried before. GlobeIn also recommends adding a few drops of essential oil to the dryer balls for scented laundry. I think I’m going to try that out with a sweet orange oil.
FairTrade Cotton Bag (packaging for wool balls) – India (HAE Now) Value $2.50
And the dryer balls even come with their own (really nice) storage bag – GlobeIn has kept their word at making Laundry feel like a luxe experience!
Soap Nuts Sampler – Nepal (Green Virgin Products) Value $2
To use these, you put them in the bag included and add them to your next load of laundry instead of regular laundry detergent. I haven’t tried these yet (and I love my Honest Company detergent), but I’ll give them a try. If you’ve used these and have any tips, let us know!
Verdict: You did it GlobeIn, you got me excited about laundry. I think this is a fun, useful, and unique box – not an easy feat in the subscription box world!
What do you think of the August GlobeIn box?