GlobeIn Artisan Box “Wired” Review + Coupon – September 2017
The GlobeIn Artisan 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.
There are two levels of subscription: Essential and Premium. The Essential subscription comes with one hand picked artisan item each month, and the Premium comes with a full curated collection. Each month (with the Premium subscription) you have a choice of two new themes, as well as any theme from the previous month that may not have sold out. They also have a shopping club they call the Starter in which you can choose one of three levels of monthly membership, which is applied as credit to shop in their online store at a discounted rate.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
This is a review of the $40.00 Premium “Wired” box.
The Subscription Box: The GlobeIn Artisan Box
The Cost: The Premium box is $40 per month + free shipping for the first month ($10 shipping for future months). The Essential box includes one item for $10 per month+ free shipping for the first month ($3 shipping for future months). There is also a Starter level where your monthly membership fee gets put towards credit to use in their online shop.
COUPON: Use code MSAWELCOME to save $10 on a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.
The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S.
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GlobeIn always comes with a lovely booklet that goes through each item and highlights the makers and origin. I love the attention they give to the people behind the products.
Ceramic Sugar Bowl – Value $15.00
This bowl is so cute! It’s made by the Serghini Workshops in Morocco, which has been making ceramics since 1830. I love the eggplant-purple color of the stripes and the dainty size (it’s about 3.25″ x 3.5″ at its base). It’s a little modern-artsy, don’t you think?
Ceramic Milk Pitcher – Value $18.00
There’s a matching milk pitcher included in the box as well! I love the simple shape of this little pitcher. At its base, it’s about 3″ tall and wide, so it’s slightly taller than the sugar bowl. This quirky, ceramic set is going to look so awesome on my breakfast table!
Olive Wood Coffee Spoon – Value $12.00
This Kenyan-made spoon is another example of a beautifully minimal design with really cool organic textures and shapes. I love how the cow-bone handle has been carved into a twisted, horn-like shape. The spoon is about 6.5 inches long, and it feels incredibly sturdy. According to the listing for this item on the GlobeIn site, this spoon requires some extra TLC in terms of how best to wash it. But that’s worth it to get to show off this awesome piece.
Fair Trade Ground Coffee, 8 oz. – Value $8.50
You can’t have a box themed around coffee without including some awesome coffee! This fair trade blend comes from a village called Atsabe in East Timor. According to the booklet, the brand, Dean’s Beans, is incredibly engaged with the communities they’re involved with, helping their growers feel represented and helping bring much-needed resources (like computer training programs and maternal health clinics) to the villages they impact. As for the coffee, it has a delicious aroma and a gentle spicy richness. Perfect for fall!
Love Dean’s Beans? There’s a pamphlet about the company inside the box as well!
Purple Amapola Basket – Value $12.00
This basket is perfect for storing bags of coffee or tea between uses. It’s made in Oaxaca, Mexico from palm fibers, so it has a flexibility about it. It has a lid, too, which helps keep the clutter inside out of sight. I love that the deep indigo-purple color of this basket mirrors the purple-striped ceramics in the box. It helps create a little aesthetic unity between my countertop and my kitchen table.
BONUS Make Coffee Not War Magnet – Value $2.00
There’s a bonus item this month, too! This little magnet from Dean’s Beans (the coffee purveyor from earlier) is a nice nod to my coffee habit, as well as a sturdy, sticky magnet for me to put to use on my fridge!
Verdict: This GlobeIn Artisan Box was so awesome! I love coffee, but more importantly, I loved the aesthetic of the artisan-made kitchen items they featured. I love being able to support fair trade makers and learning more about their stories through the booklet this box provides. These pieces are all conversation starters, and now I have so much information I can share about where each item comes from! Plus, this box has a monthly cost of $40 (plus $10 shipping if this isn’t your first delivery) and I got a retail value of almost $68.00! How cool!
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