GlobeIn Artisan “Cultivate” Box Review + Coupon – May 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 box, which is $40.00 per month.
About This Fair Trade Subscription 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 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.
GlobeIn Artisan Box “Cultivate” May 2018 Review
Each box from GlobeIn contains a pamphlet that talks more about the theme for the box and the items inside.
There’s also a promo card in the box with a code I can use on the Globein site shop!
Just a heads up, there aren’t prices listed in the booklet for the items, so I’m going off the prices given in this Globein spoilers post!
Elephant Planter, Guatemala – Listed Value $30.00
How cute is this ceramic plant pot?! The bowl section is 4.5″ tall and 3.5″ wide, though the planter is about 6.25″ tall from toe to trunk. It’s got a nice weight to it. I love the quirky, unconventional shape. I feel like this would also make a fun catchall dish for keys, change, or other small odds and ends if I don’t end up putting a plant in it.
Watering Can, India – Listed Value $20.00
Keeping up with the gardening theme, there’s a small metal watering can in the box, too. It’s lightweight and just under 4.5″ tall, so it’ll work well with my small collection of indoor plants. I like that the terracotta color mimics that of the elephant planter.
Macrame Planter Holder, India – Listed Value $15.00
I love the color of this fabric planter holder. It’s made of an organza-like material with undulating shades of turquoise, ivory, and purple in it. I’m used to white macrame hangers, so I like that this one has a different vibe. It’s about 30″ long and is surprisingly sturdy. Because of the design, you can use this hanger with a bunch of different planter sizes and shapes, though we tested it out with this medium-sized pot from Horti!
Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico – Listed Value $15.00
This style of basket is a staple in this subscription. I’ve amassed a really great collection of palm leaf baskets, and I LOVE them. They’re so versatile and handy for stylishly stowing away everything from paper and pens to toiletries. This flower-patterned basket is about 6.5″ tall with the lid on and about just as wide. The teal color is fun and fresh.
The Verdict: I liked the green, gardening theme of this month’s box. I don’t have the greenest thumb out there, but I’ve been working on bringing more plants into my life and home. So this box fits me well! As usual, Globein provided an assortment of unique items that not only felt special in a design sense but had the added value of being made by fair trade artisans. Usually, fair trade products are a bit more expensive than the equivalents you’d find at a chain home store or discount store. The average I paid for these items, based on the $50.00 cost of the box (price + shipping) is $12.50. That’s honestly what I’d expect to pay for fair trade pieces like these, so I feel like the value is there!
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 $10.00 off any subscription
Value Breakdown: At $50.00 for this box ($40.00 + $10.00 shipping), each item has an average price of about $12.50. But I estimate that I got $80 worth of retail value (using Globein’s values). Using those estimated numbers, the proportional cost of each item is:
- Elephant planter – $18.75
- Watering can – $12.50
- Macrame planter – $9.38
- Palm basket – $9.38
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What do you think of this month’s GlobeIn Artisan Box?