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GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box Subscription Review – Sept 2015

Liz Cadman
ByLiz CadmanSep 10, 2015 | 9 comments

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GlobeIn Artisan Box
4.1 overall rating
266 Ratings | 76 Reviews

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 Wellness.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box

The Cost: $35 a month

COUPON: Use code MSA60 to 60% off the first month in a 3-month subscription.

The Products: specially handcrafted items from around the world

Ships to: US

Check out all of our GlobeIn reviews!

Check out our Artisan Subscription Box Directory for similar boxes!

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This box comes with an info booklet – the first page is a letter explaining the theme. 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!

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Blessing Bag (Ghana) by ABAN – Value $12

(Subscribers will receive one of multiple fabric patterns). This bag is so much more than I was expecting from the spoiler pictures. I love the pattern I received, and the details are great too:

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The zipper has a recycled glass bead pull and the lining is made with recycled plastic:

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And it has an inner pocket too! The plastic lining is great for makeup spills, and it gives the bag more structure than your typical makeup bag.

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Eye Pillow (Peru)  – Value $13

This eye pillow is filled with dried lavender and smells wonderful. I’m going to store this in the linen closet when I’m not using it to keep everything smelling lovely!

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Baobab Powder (Benin) 5.75 oz – Value $10

If you aren’t familiar with Baobab Powder, here are the benefits (from Atacora’s site):

Great source of whole food Vitamin C
Prebiotic soluble fiber to nurture beneficial microflora in the digestive tract
Insoluble fiber (roughage) aids digestion
One of the best plant sources of calcium and potassium
A raw, vegan and gluten-free functional food
High per serving antioxidant capacity: ORAC=650/gram

I’ve sampled Baobab powder before thanks to subscription boxes, and I’ve enjoyed it in smoothies, so I’m happy to have more!

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Watsi Gift Card – Value $5

If you aren’t familiar with Watsi:

Watsi, based in San Francisco, connects medical patients who can’t afford the procedures they need with donors via the Web. The funds it collects go entirely to the patients, as the organization’s own costs are covered separately. – The WSJ

In addition to providing subscribers with $5 to donate as they choose, GlobeIn is also donating 50% off all profits from the Wellness Box to patients on Watsi. I think this is such a wonderful collaboration.

After you donate to a patient, you’ll see this message:

Watsi

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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).

Verdict: As always, this is a feel-good box since it supports fair trade practices around the world, and the Watsi addition this month was great. I’ll use all the items too – so this is a win-win-win box for me!

What do you think of the September GlobeIn box?

The GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription featuring exclusive, handcrafted products from global artisans. Each box is curated around a monthly theme to bring you exciting products that make you feel well traveled and connected with distant cultures!
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!

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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9 comments

Andrew

Avoid if you live in the UK. Terrible delivery service and I got charged £11.88 on top of postage. I subscribe to two other services in the US and this is the first time I’ve been charged. I also tried to cancel this subscription when I saw the contents as I have no use for any of it and will struggle to regift it but I was told that it ‘wasn’t their policy’ to allow cancellations before the first delivery.

I love the idea of this company but will stick with local charities from now on.

Aimee

I love everything in this box! I used the eye pillow when I had a terrible headache and it made a big difference

strmama

I’m not sure if this is a dumb question, but are you supposed to heat up the eye pillow?

Misty

….I just received this as my first GlobeIn box. This is a good thing.

Jerilynn

Does anyone know when th oily sushi p s and if they provide tracking?

Naomi

Perfect gift for the holidays!!!!! The products are amazing and I love the artisan stories!

chris

I really like what this company is doing.

Tamara

Neat! I hope the Benefit basket recipients get the $5 donation, too!

mimiretz

I am really looking forward to this.

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