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GlobeIn Artisan “SLURP” Review + Coupon

Megan K.
ByMegan K.Apr 24, 2019 | 12 comments

Globe In Slurp April 2019

GlobeIn Artisan Box
4.3 overall rating
250 Ratings | 60 Reviews

The GlobeIn Premium Box is a monthly artisan 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.

This is a review of the Premium box, which is $40.00 per month.

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GlobeIn offers one new theme every month. They also have 3-5 best selling theme boxes that they restock each month. Users have from the 1st to the 10th of the month to make their theme choice. If you don't choose by that date, GlobeIn will send a random box from what's in stock. They do guarantee that you won't receive a duplicate theme!

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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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 membership ($10/month) provides monthly credit to access and purchase discounted items, or you can opt-in to receive a surprise item instead.

GlobeIn April 2019 "SLURP" Review

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Each box from GlobeIn contains a booklet that talks more about the theme for the box and the items inside. This little booklet is almost as valuable to me as the items inside the box because it gives background on each piece and often gives the names and shows photographs of the artisans who made them! I absolutely love knowing more about each item and the hands that crafted it.

Just a heads up, since there aren't prices listed in the booklet for the items, I'm going off the prices given in this Globein spoilers post for items I couldn't find online.

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Sana Noodle Bowl, Tunisia - Listed Value $40.00

WOW. This bowl is huge! You could fit a ton of ramen in here. It also has a handy hole and slot to hold your fave chopsticks. I love the pink, gray, and blue color scheme and the intricate pattern is really lovely. I feel like this bowl might get more usage holding copious amounts of cereal in my home, but that little slot should hold my spoon and prevent it from falling into the milk. Calamity avoided!

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Sana Sauce Dish, Tunisia - Listed Value $12.00

This pretty little sauce dish matches the ramen bowl perfectly! It is perfect for soy sauce or your other favorite condiments. I could also easily see this being used in my home to collect special rings and smaller earrings. I love keeping little dishes like this near the all of the sinks in my home to keep my smaller accessories from falling to their deaths down the drain!

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Hand-carved Elephant Chopsticks, Kenya - Listed Value $15.00

Of course, they had to send an amazing pair of chopsticks along with our awesome new giant ramen bowl. These are really special because they are hand carved by artisans in Kenya and feature beautiful elephant heads on the ends. They are carved out of smooth Jacaranda wood and are so much more special than traditional mass made chopsticks for devouring your favorite sushi, noodles, and other snacks.

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Fair Trade Forbidden Rice Ramen, China  - Retail Value $2.29

I have actually tried this ramen before and it is very tasty, but the miso broth included is quite mild. The noodles themselves feel much denser than other ramen packs I have tried and the flavor is nuttier. I recommend adding in extra spices and maybe some veggies and meat. Also, an egg or two because I personally love eggs in my ramen! This black rice ramen used to be served only to Chinese emperors to promote health and vitality, so you are in good company with this in your bowl.

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Amapola Handwoven Blue Basket, Mexico - Retail Value $15.00

Though I could not find the exact pattern for sale on the GlobeIn shop site, I did find similar baskets here. I LOVE baskets and I have way too many of them in my home. I like to stash everything in them: craft supplies, jewelry, produce, anything! I love the handwoven quality of this one and the cute matching top. It's 6x5 inch size is also great for setting a potted plant into to give it a little more pizzazz than a normal plastic pot.

The Verdict: GlobeIn had some really fun items this month. The ramen bowl is probably the main showstopper because it is beautifully painted and so big! I thought including a sauce dish, chopsticks, and even ramen was really thoughtful and added to the overall curation and theme. Of course, your girl loves a basket, so I am always thrilled when I get one in a Globein box. I still think there should be some sort of magical handmade basket subscription, but maybe I would be the only subscriber... I always enjoy reading about the makers of all of the items included in each box, and reading more about them in the added booklet really adds value to this subscription for me. Though I couldn't find direct retail values to most of the products included this month, according to the listed retail values this box has a value of around $82 without the ramen. It isn't an earth-shattering value leap over the $50 cost (box+shipping) of the box, but I think it was absolutely worth it, especially if you love handmade items from around the world and ramen!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Your first subscription box will be the upcoming May box. From GlobeIn:

To be eligible for the current month's shipment, please subscribe by the 15th of the month. Premium Boxes typically start shipping around the 18th-21st of every month (the exact day boxes go out varies since our boxes are shipped in batches).

  • Example: If you subscribe on November 14th, your first box will be the November Premium Box. Please note that if you subscribe from the 11th-15th, you will automatically receive a Surprise Theme for that month's Premium Box. Add-ons are not available during this time, but you'll be able to choose add-ons from the 1st-10th for your next box. 

  • Example: If you subscribe on November 16th, your first box will be the December Premium Box. Please note that you can choose your theme and add-ons between 1st-10th of the upcoming month. 

Value Breakdown: At $50.00 for this box ($40.00 + $10.00 shipping), each of the 5 items has an average price of $10.00.

Check out all of our GlobeIn reviews, our favorite home subscription boxes, and the Artisan Subscription Box Directory for similar boxes!

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Megan K.
Megan K.
I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

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This bowl and chop sticks are beautiful. I need a second one. I meant to cancel and got this box by mistake and I was NOT disappointed.

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Megan K.

I agree on needing a second one.. my husband and I will have to battle each time we have noodles!

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I can’t find it anywhere!


Seems a little bit expensive for what you are getting.

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I think the point is that you’re paying fair wages to the workers instead of the products being made with factory labor.

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What is the 50% off coupon listed on the title?

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Megan K.

Hey Lesly! That was copy from last months review that I forgot to omit before it posted. It was a limited time code and is no longer active as of a week or so ago. I apologize for the confusion!

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Is there a half off coupon?

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Megan K.

Sorry for the confusion BG! That was user error on my part, forgetting to omit the copy from last months review for an outdated code.

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What bothers me about GlobeIn is they more than likely get these items from artisans for dirt cheap… stick a huge retail value on them and are making 90% profit off these crafters while claiming to support them… as if most of the money actually goes to the artisans. Feels almost exploitive to me

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It’s curious that you would assume GlobeIn engages in the same exploitative practices that its mission is to avoid. What specifically led you to think GlobeIn “more than likely” operates this way? You’re describing how most retailers source their goods. Companies with fair trade practices do it…not that way. GlobeIn is a member of the Fair Trade Federation and makes sure its partners/suppliers pay fair wages. If there’s something you’re aware of that tells you otherwise, I think everyone would be interested to hear it.

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Globein deals directly with most of the artisans. You can check out their social media pages and see all of the trips they do to visit the areas and artisans in person. The founder is just returning from a trip right now. Since they are “registered” as a fair trade organization they have to follow strict rules on what they pay the artisans they work with and their business dealings. More information can also be found on their website. The reason these items cost more than the average items you can find in big box stores is because they ARE paying the workers a fair wage and the items are not mass produced in sweat shops. That being said, they are a business and do have some profits to cover their overhead and salaries for their employees, of course.

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