GlobeIn Artisan Box “Sophisiticate” Review + Coupon – January 2018
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, $40 per month, box.
About GlobeIn Artisan 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).
COUPON: Use coupon code MSAWELCOME to save $10 off a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription
The Products: Handcrafted items from around the world curated around a monthly theme.
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping for the first month, $10 shipping for future months)
Good to know: Other subscriptions are available: 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.
January 2018 GlobeIn Artisan Box “Sophisticate” Review
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.
Ikat Wallet, India – Retail Value $30.00
Ikat has been popular for some time now in various forms from pillows to dresses and so on. Here we have it in a soft forest green color as the main attraction of this larger hold-all wallet, trimmed in brown leather.
Open up the brass snap closure to find a wealth of pockets made from a sturdy greyish purple striped cotton!
The left side has room for your ID and deep pockets that will fit a passport and some other tall items.
The right side has you covered with four shorter pockets for credit cards, two check-sized pockets, and a long zipper pocket for change or stamps.
Here’s the back that continues the beautiful Ikat pattern and offers another pocket.
Unsnap the closure to get inside (striped fabric is there too!).
The next item is delivered in a gorgeous cotton drawstring pouch with a lively colorful pattern.
Sseko Brave Bracelet, Uganda – Retail Value $25.00
Inside you’ll find a simple brass bracelet with a diamond shape that has a charm dangling from it. I also think the leather tag they used is super cool too.
The charm included bears the maker’s stamp “Sseko” on it, but you are able to purchase more charms to add to your bracelet (which I’ll go over below).
There’s a loop on the right here, which allows you to unhook and fit onto you wrist. The brass wire is thick yet soft so it’s easily adjustable.
I really quite like the simplicity of this bracelet and its brass color is right up my alley.
Here is a card they’ve included that shows all the available charms for your new Brave Bracelet.
Each one has a different meaning and I like how they are almost like grown-up merit badges or aspirations.
100% Recycled Cotton Paper Decorative Tray, India – Retail Value $15.00
The next item included in this months “sophisticate” box is a decorative tray made from 100% recycled cotton paper. It’s a great size at 6.25 inches squared and has an awesome deep lapis and metallic gold pattern.
The bottom is smaller to give it a flared shape.
Here’s my brave bracelet resting in it, with plenty of room for other jewelry or random items you want to keep together. This would be great on a dresser or on a “landing pad” in your home’s entryway.
Matr Boomie Earth & Fire Necklace, India – Retail Value $22.00
The Matr Boomie brand is a favorite of GlobeIn, and I’ve since noticed it at stores that carry ethically produced items.
This is a great necklace, in my opinion. The dark wood and engraved brass make a great team!
The brass accent on the bottom was engraved by hand, which is a craft that goes back hundreds of years in India. I really like the floral pattern here.
The wood piece is about 2.25 inches wide and has a quarter inch thickness to it.
Important deets listed on the tag.
Learn more on their website.
Here it is on so you can get an idea of the length.
Verdict: GlobeIn Artisan Box did a great job this month with some beautiful items that make me feel “sophisticated”. The necklace has to be my favorite item and will definitely get wear, while even though the wallet is super nice, is not quite my style (plus I just love my current wallet). I’ll probably pass it on to someone who needs to upgrade their wallet organization (ahem, MOM). The tray and bracelet are also well made and useful to me. For $50.00, I received four items which make them all cost about $12.50 which is less than the retail for each item. I think this is a great start to 2018!
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: 92
- Wallet: $16.30
- Bracelet: $13.59
- Tray: $8.15
- Necklace: $11.96
*These prices would be even less if this was your first order and you didn’t pay shipping costs.
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What do you think of this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box?