GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Jan 2016
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 the Bathe.
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 Artisan Gift Box
The Cost: $35 a month
The Products: Sspecially 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. 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!
Hand Towel from Turkey – Retail Value $13
(Colors will vary).
This hand towel measures 19 X 31 inches – a good size for a hand towel!
I was expecting this towel to be the same material as the larger bath towel, but it actually has a terry cloth side:
Pestemal Bath Towel from Turkey – Retail Value $25
This is a big bath towel – I think it would be great as an oversized beach towel. It measures 39 x 67 in (100 x 170 cm) and is made with 100% cotton.
And here it is styled as a scarf because… I can’t help myself:
Here are all the color options that are available for subscribers:
I’m loving the color I received!
Alaffia Lemongrass Citrus African Black Soap – Value $4.50
Alaffia Shea & Red Palm Body Lotion in Mango Citrus – 2 oz Value $3
These both smell SO good! The Lemongrass soap has a lovely and subtle citrus scent, and the shea body lotion has a tropical vibe! Both are paraben-free and fair trade too!
Here is the soap out of the wrapper:
Silk Face Scrub – Value $?
I had to use the included booklet to figure out what this is! It is made from 100% raw cocoon silk and naturally antibacterial. GlobeIn’s recommended use:
After a hot shower, when your skin is soft and damp, rub in gentle circles over the whole face, then rinse with cold water.
Here it is on my hand:
And here is a model who has mastered the technique:
I tried it out on the back of my hand, and I think I could tell a difference in the softness of my skin. I’m not 100% convinced yet, though.
Palm Leaf Basket – Value $12
Each box comes with some of the contents packaged in a palm leaf basket. I’m happy to see we’re back to baskets with lids!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $58 – not counting the value of the silk face scrub. I think that’s great for a subscription box that focuses on fair trade and giving back. And GlobeIn is really impressing me with their themes and curation each month! And I am very happy with the quality of the towels this month.
What do you think of the January 2016 GlobeIn Artisan box? Which item are most excited about?