GlobeIn March 2020 Box Spoiler + Coupon

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The theme for the upcoming GlobeIn March 2020 Box is…Froth!

Looking for a bit of a pep-in-your-step? There’s nothing like waking up to a fresh cup-a-Joe or the sweet smell of floral tea. Get back into the swing of things with work or school and prep for the brightness of springtime ahead. We have curated this luxurious, color-pop Artisan Box collection with your favorite grind and coffee nook in mind!
So Froth up your favorite milk, Steep your favorite Herbal tea, or Infuse your favorite flavors and Cold Brews. Anytime is a good time for coffee and tea!

Each box will include:

Nora Latte Mug Set – Set of 3, Morocco ($60) 

Measurements: 5.25”D x 3”T.

Materials:Stoneware ceramic.

Care Instructions: Handwash recommended.

Country of Origin: Morocco.

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  1. Plus in the description it says that the diameter is 5.25 inches and it is 3 inches tall. That is definitely a good deal larger than a FFF bowls.

  2. Got nearly identical ones from fff. Might be getting a credit for next month to put toward smthg else

  3. Anthropologie has a set of six of these for $36 and they overcharge for pretty much everything. $60 for three is ridiculous.

    • I don’t see that Anthropologie is certifying that theirs are handmade by artisans making a fair trade salary?

      • No, you’re right, they don’t. Anthro just states that they’re from Portugal. I’m skeptical though about for profit companies (like GlobeIn) that market themselves as philanthropic yet don’t disclose what percentage of the stated retail price the artisans actually receive. I don’t know that their mark-up is any less inflated than all these other sub boxes.

        • Globein is a certified member of the Fair Trade Federation which audits to make sure they are paying a fair wage to the artisans. Globein does not hide the fact they are for-profit so the price you pay is more than what the artisans receive but they are not required to disclose that markup just like any other for-profit retailer is not. But the seal/certification means they are at least paying the artisans fair wages which is a lot more than can be said for most retailers.

      • To be fair, GlobeIn doesn’t certify either. They have based their business around saying all these nice things that make us feel good but they have never been transparent in any of their business dealings. What fair wage definition are they talking about because America has a different definition then in other countries, namely third world countries.
        I know they say they pay ‘above wage’ but what does this really mean? Do they pay 2 cents above what is deemed fair? And where did they get this fair wage figure from? And how do they certify that part of the proceeds are going to the workers at a ‘good wage’ and not pocketed by the owners who then only pay them a minimum amount.

        I hate to bring this up but this company is a ‘for profit’ organization. Of course, they need to make a profit but as someone who has been to most of these countries I know how bloody cheap these goods can be purchased (and that’s without wholesale). I think all organizations that make these claims need to make their business transactions (receipts and purchase contracts, etc) made available to the public to read. If they really are doing good why not show us.

        • Globein is a certified member of the Fair Trade Federation (which you can see on their website). This means they are “audited” and have to follow guidelines and prove to the reviewers that they are paying a fair wage (or above) to the artisans. You are correct that they do not have to disclose this information publicly but they do have to have strict paper trails and proof in order to get the certification. They are also definitely for-profit which means they are charging the customer more than they are paying the artisans. They also are not legally required to disclose how much just as any other for-profit company isn’t. But you CAN rest assured that the artisans and groups they work with are at least getting paid fair wages (per the federation guidelines) which is a lot more than you can say for what is found from most mass retailers.

          • It blows my mind that this should need to be explained.

          • I respect everyone’s opinion LB but what I’m saying is: 1) For profit companies usually don’t have their entire business build on ‘doing good’ and ‘helping the less fortunate’ because this persuades more people to buy the goods. For me, if your business is using the ‘we do good’ then I would like to see full transparency and if it’s not there I have a tendency to believe the company is charging a premium for “doing good” and profiting greatly for themselves. 2) Fair Trade Federation is not impressive. I would be impressed if they were Fair Trade International which physically audit them and is a lot more strict. 3). As others have said fair trade is very subjective. My concern is for the workers. In some of these countries it’s normal for them to agree to ‘fair trade blah blah’ but the harsh reality is the owners are keeping 90% of the money and not giving it fairly to the actual workers who are making the goods. So they could agree to pay 2 dollars for each item but the owner gives the worker 30 cents of that. This last points separates the real ‘we care’ companies from the ‘profit’ companies. Who is ensuring the workers are actually getting paid and what business methods do they us to ensure this?

          • As I said in another comment that didn’t get posted. Fair Trade Federation is not impressive. Fair Trade International is.

          • Globein is not based on “doing good” or “helping others.” That sounds more like charity in which you donate money without a product in return. Globein supports fair trade which just means if you are going to make a purchase and there is a fair trade Certified item available, choose that one and support the movement that EVERYONE across the globe deserves a fair wage and shot at life. They are clear they are not a charity but a partnered employer for the artisans. They are in competition with mass retailers or standard retailers. I, for one, will gladly choose to be more conscious about voting with my money and pay a little more while feeling better that the items I am getting are handmade and the artisans were paid a living wage. I will also gladly support the company that partnered with these artisans and made the product available to me since they do have operating costs and need to support growth just like every retail business. Globein also does provide “impact reports.” But if there is some reason you still don’t trust them, there are other fair trade certified companies and websites you may feel better about supporting? Again, the goal is just to choose fair trade goods over sweat shops and vote with your wallet.

        • Yes, and I wonder what the fair wage is compared to what GlobeIn pays its for profit executives and administrators. Fair wage is subjective, even with audits and certification.

          • Dawn, most people are aware that a for-profit company makes a profit. With your comment about the subjectivity of “fair trade” are you arguing that the Fair Trade Federation’s standards don’t really promote fair trade? What would make you happy?

      • I understand what you’re saying, LB. My issue was in the retail value they listed for three bowls. It’s clearly an inflated figure. They may be paying a bit more in wages because of their fair trade association, but like a couple others mentioned, a fair wage is subjective and I’m doubtful that the difference would explain a $20 per bowl price tag with comparable products being available elsewhere for a retail price of $6. It’s not just a GlobeIn problem. Inflating retail values has gotten out of hand across subs in general. Subs like GlobeIn tend to not get called out on it as often because of the expectation that the higher stated “value” translates into more money in the pockets of the artisans. In reality, it’s more likely just an arbitrary number created to convince subscribers that they’re getting a superior product for little cost.

    • I think there are other products included besides the mugs.

    • Being an artisan with a masters degree in ceramics, $60 for 3 handmade bowls is very much a fair price, inexpensive even. Many artisan hand made bowls and mugs usually run between $45-60 a piece.

  4. Can u microwave them?

  5. These look identical to my Pier 1 FFF prep bowls. I love them – great size for food prep or ice cream – but I never thought of them as mugs.

    • That’s what I thought too!

    • I was thinking that as well… I’m leaning towards buying this box because I love the lil bowls from FFF. These don’t look like mugs they look like bowls to me which I would use them as such. Super Cute

    • These look about twice the size of the ones from FFF. Look at the scale of the bowl in her hand.

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