GlobeIn February 2016 Subscription Box Spoiler #2 + Coupon!
The theme for the upcoming GlobeIn February 2016 Box is… Rise and Shine! (Thanks for the head’s up, Kristin!) And here is the latest spoiler:
Each Rise & Shine Artisan Box will come with…
1) Olive Wood Spatula by Le Souk Olivique from Tunisia (Retail $10).
Le Souk Olivique, a Tunisian wood-working studio is responsible for creating both your spatula and wood spreader (see below), and for generally being a saving grace to young Tunisian artisans affected by a failing economy. The 2007 world financial crisis lead to the closure of many Tunisian textile factories that exported to the European market. Mouna Maamouri, age 36, worked in a textile factory that shut down, compromising her and her husband’s ability to provide for their four children.
Enter Le Souk. The company hired Mouna in 2014 to help with the process of oiling wooden kitchen implements, such as your spatula. After the piece has been cut and sanded, Mouna dunks it into a tub of Le Souk’s special finishing oil made of mineral oil, paraffin wax, and beeswax. Ahh how smooth it feels, family life dunked in the warm hug of financial stability.
Suggested use: Pancakes…flip em!
2) Olive Wood Spreader by Le Souk Olivique from Tunisia (Retail $7).
Your olive wood spreader is hand carved by Tarik Tlili, who joined Le Souk in 2013, after he lost his job at a furniture factory in Nabeul in 2013 when the factory shut down (sadly, not a unique story in post-revolution Tunisia).
Particularly deft at using the machinery to create curves and round pieces, Tarek’s steady hand is responsible for your new knife’s delicate slope. Meanwhile, his alliance with Le Souk has carved a quiet prosperity into his and his family’s future.
Suggested use: Spread something soft and delicious onto something warm and crisp…
And here is the first spoiler:
Imagine a potent oil, packed with rich stores of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, delivering substantial health and beauty benefits, especially to the skin. The oil pools inside tiny kernels deep inside the fruit of a tree whose deep roots stretch into the soil of southwestern Morocco.Meet the argan tree and its oil, argan oil. Meet Arganams, a women’s cooperative in the small town of Amskroude dedicated since 2012 to a twofold purpose: organizing within a shared production facility to improve their economic prospects and sharing the secrets of argan oil with the world.Meet Fatima, the eldest woman working with the co-op. Illiterate and innumerate, Fatima does not know her exact age, but she knows intimately the 20-hour process of sustainably harvesting the argan fruits, then roasting and pressing their kernels for the rich, nutty oil. Having grown up with brothers and working as a shepherd, Fatima is grateful to have the opportunity to spend her day in the company of other women.Suggested use: Meet your very own jar of argan almond oil. Say hello to it on a piece of hearty toast topped with a fruit of your choice.
What do you think of the latest spoilers?
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