GlobeIn Artisan Box “Serve” Review + Coupon – November 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 handpicked 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 a 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 Premium “Serve”, $40 per month, 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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
GlobeIn always includes a beautiful little booklet that highlights the artisans who made the goods included in your box. They tell personal stories of how making these items helps encourage independence, fair wages, and safe work environments for the craftsmen. These co-ops and small businesses also help the local communities in which they’re based.
Handblown Glass Pitcher, Mexico, 10″ x 4″ – Retail Value $30
I love how thick this hand-blown glass is. Some pieces like this seem too delicate to use, but this one is nice and sturdy even though it’s glass. The booklet says you can use it as a cold beverage pitcher or a wine decanter, but I actually have some flowers in it as we speak!
The colors incorporated are really pretty and will surely brighten up my dining room with this sitting on the table full of flowers!
There’s a slight texture within the colored glass droplets that feels nice to run your fingers over.
Wood & Bone Condiment Bowl, Kenya, 3.75″ diameter – Retail Value $12
The booklet suggests using your new condiment bowl for sauces, but I’d be too afraid to get it stained with something! I’m going to only use this for salt or sugar to make sure I preserve it’s beauty.
I love wooden tableware so much and am constantly finding myself buying more little wooden items for various types of storage. The black and white bone accents really level up this little guy and make it impossible to not display out in the open.
Taking a look at the bottom, you can tell it was hand-carved and made from one solid piece of wood (that came from an olive tree). Since wood has become scarce in Kenya, olive trees are being protected until more can be planted and grown to make sure they can be fully replenished. To be able to cut down trees to support their income, woodcarvers must pay for a license to be able to do so.
Wood & Bone Condiment Spoon, Kenya, 2.5″ (Retail $5)
The matching spoon is absolutely perfect and also hand-carved from a single piece of wood. It has a complimentary black and white bone accent that is a slight swirl instead of the polka dots found on the bowl.
The grain of the wood is so pleasing to me, even on this small utensil.
Here are the two in action, classing up my table salt.
Block Print Table Runner, India, 80″ x 17″ – Retail Value $30
I am OBSESSED with this metallic gold block-print runner! I love entertaining, but I don’t have a very large table in my home right now to do as much as I’d like. One day I will buy a large midcentury dining table and this will be the first thing to grace it.
Symbology is a company that employs women from India and the West Bank to create beautiful block print textiles like the one for this table runner in exchange for fair wages. Check out the video here to see how they’re made.
I just can’t get over how much I love this print. The points remind me of that of a pencil, which is just so cool, but it’s abstract and classy. The metallic gold ink used is perfect for my dining room as well.
Verdict: GlobeIn Artisan Box’s “Serve” box this month is just amazing. I appreciate the exceptional quality of the 4 items included. They each are super useable as they are beautiful and I’m happy to bring them into my home for everyday use. As always- by purchasing this subscription box, I know that I am a small piece of helping artisans receive livable income for their craft. The retail value of the pieces included totaled up to $77, so I feel like it’s a good buy for liking everything.
To Wrap Up:
1st – 5th: Customize your theme and choose add-ons!
10th: Last day to cancel or skip before getting this month’s box (and add-ons).
15th: Last day to update your shipping address
18th – 21st: Your box starts to ship!
Coupon – Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10 off any subscription
Value Breakdown: At $50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Glass Pitcher: $19.50
- Condiment Bowl: $7.80
- Condiment Spoon: $3.25
- Table Runner: $19.50
*These prices would be even less if this was your first order and you didn’t pay shipping costs.
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