GlobeIn Artisan “Adventure” Box Review + Coupon – July 2017
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 box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn “Adventure” Artisan Gift Box
The Cost: $40 a month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months)
COUPON: Use coupon code WELCOME to save $10 off a 3-month subscription
The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Each box comes with a detailed booklet that introduces the items in the box, as well as the artisans behind them! This month’s theme is “Adventure”!
The items included this month are urging you to get outside if you can, or at the very least try something different!
Each page of the booklet is dedicated to a different item.
They talk about the people behind the products as well, so you learn their story.
They also list a suggested use at the bottom of each page to help you get on your way.
Though GlobeIn doesn’t list any values for the products in the box, they did release the retail values of the products in their spoiler for the box.
Drawstring Backpack, Kenya – Listed Value $25
The first item in the adventure-themed box this month is a cotton drawstring backpack made by Kenya-based Wildlife Works. It sort of reminds me of a pineapple or fish scales, with it’s beautiful colors and pattern. This lightweight bag is a great way to tote around your summer essentials while on a hike, or a day trip in the car. It’s 13.5″ wide x 16″ tall, so it can fit a myriad of things from water bottles, to sunblock, to an extra layer in case it gets chilly.
Block Print Bandana, India – Listed Value $14
Another great soft good for travel is a bandana. This particular one is made by hand in India with the woodblock printing process that is an art form native to Rajasthan. I can’t imagine the skill and patience it must take to craft these beautiful works of art! I’m so overjoyed with the grey and white leaf-like print I received. It’s 100% cotton, so it’s perfect to tie around your neck to soak up the sweat and keep you cool as you head outside this month. Matr Boomie helps connect all of their artists with solar power, an education, and healthcare, so you can pat yourself on the back for supporting a great collective that helps everyone involved.
Enamel Travel Mug, India – Listed Value $12
I don’t do much camping, but this enamel and stainless steel travel mug begs to be taken into the woods and used on a crisp morning to cradle your morning coffee. These mugs are made by a collective called Noah’s Ark that provides their artisan members with income, healthcare, and an insurance policy. I’m really enjoying the blue, orange, red, and pink ikat design painted by hand against the white background of this sturdy mug. At 3.5″ high and 3.5″ in diameter, it’s more than big enough to hold even a hearty meal after a long hike or swim.
Organic Cotton Socks, Peru and USA – Listed Value $10
These blue low cut socks with yellow suns are SO COMFY. Designed by Maggie’s Organics in the USA, and made with organic cotton from Peru, these socks transcend any other sock I’ve bestowed upon my feet! They are super soft and cushy and I love that they chose the short socks for summertime adventures. As an added bonus, Maggie’s Organics is helping the farmers who provide their cotton pay for water by exceeding fair trade pricing.
Verdict: For a $55.00 box, I’m more than happy with what I received in this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box. Seeing as though everything is made by hand with ethically produced quality materials, and fair trade, the four items exceed their value by only breaking down to $13.75 each at cost. Plus, it’s good to know that your money is going to collectives that care about their artisans and are helping them sustain a higher quality of life than those companies who don’t. I think GlobeIn is an awesome comapny with a purpose, and I’m excited to see what else they curate in the future.
What adventures will you be going on with your item’s from July’s GlobeIn Artisan box?