GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Box Review – December 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 Comfort!
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: $40 a month
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The Products: 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 products are detailed. There’s also details about the fair trade practices, community support initiatives, etc. – it is a feel-good read!
Now, onto the items!
Woven Cotton Throw, India (Retail $30)
This blanket measures 36×60 inches and is 100% cotton.
It’s great for a comfort-themed Winter box, but I think this could work as an oversized beach blanket/towel, too!
Hand-Painted Pyramid Candle Set, South Africa (Retail $16)
These candles are hand painted, and measure about 4 inches high. They are so unique and gorgeous – I think they would make a perfect low-key centerpiece!
Ceramic Cup+ Saucer, India (Retail $12)
Update: Not all subscribers will receive this teacup. Diane shared this email with us from GlobeIn:
When working with small artisan organizations in remote areas of the world, there are frequently unpredictable obstacles with production and shipping. The teacup and saucer are being produced by a cooperative in Khurja, India through The Village Experience. Normally in this region, there is abundant sunshine that allows the artisans to dry the ceramics outside. But during the past month, the climate in Khurja has changed unexpectedly. There has been nothing but fog and cloudy weather, so the ceramics have not had a chance to dry adequately to be shipped in time to the US.
Because of this, we will not be including the teacup and saucer in the Comfort Box as planned for the month of December. Instead, you will find a small hand-painted mug from Le Souk Ceramique inside the box.
Hopefully the weather in Khurja will return to the sunshine they are used to within the next month. If everything goes as planned, then we will make the teacups available as add-ons in January, along with Comfort Boxes with teacups and saucers.
This beautiful teacup set is handpainted, dishwasher safe, and goes perfectly with this next item:
Equal Exchange Rooibos Tea, India/South Africa (Retail $5)
This tea was delicious! It is organic and caffeine free, too.
GlobeIn Greeting Card (Retail $3)
This card seems perfect for the holidays, and it’s blank inside, too.
Handwoven Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico (Retail $12)
Each box comes with a basket, so if you’re a subscriber you’ll build a collection! I use these for storage in just about every room in our house, but now with the holidays coming up, I think these will be great gift containers, too!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $78. I think that’s a great value for a subscription box that focuses on fair trade and giving back. I think this is a really thoughtfully curated box that is very fitting for December. The blanket is my favorite item, but I really like everything in this box.
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