I will just admit that I have a love of subscription boxes and recently found a new one to love called GlobeIn Artisan boxes. While I know a lot of bloggers get these types of items free for reviewing that has not been my experience. I have sought out different subscription boxes and tried them out on my own so no disclaimer needed here. My thoughts are not swayed one bit by a “free for review” item. Not that I would turn that down if it happened. “smile”
The boxes arrive and the unpacking is such fun because all of the items in the gift box are tucked expertly inside a wonderfully handcrafted basket. The baskets are all unique and beautiful and are handwoven in Oaxaca, Mexico by a weaving cooperative that gives the artisans a predictable and sustainable income. Just look at the one that came in my box. There are so many uses for the basket later after it is unpacked.
My first basket was packed full with some wonderful items and the theme was “bathe” which got me all happy because I love anything related to relaxing baths. Some of my favorite products are lotions and soaps and bath items so this was going to be the perfect basket of goodness.
The basket is so tightly packed with the goodies all nestled inside, I was thrilled and looked at the little brochure that came with it to explain all of the items that were included. The basket included the following items:
Pestemal Bath Towel from Denisli, Turkey which was in my favorite color red and perfect. I took it to the beach with us this past week and it was perfect for wiping the sand off of my feet before I went into the apartment. It also served as a superior wind shield since it was a bit breezy a couple of the days we were on the beach. Perfect for multiple uses and that makes me love it even more.
Lemongrass Citrus African Black Soap from Togo. According to the information that came with my package this soap is made from a centuries old recipe using shea butter and West African palm oil. I can’t wait to try it.
Hand Towel from Izmir, Turkey. This lovely little light green towel now resides in our powder room and is the perfect size and softness to add a bit of accent there as well as being useful. I love it.
Shea and Red Palm Body Lotion from Togo. Oh this is a lovely little bottle of wonderfulness–the combination of Shea and Red Palm oil is wonderful and it makes my skin feel amazing.
Silk Face Scrub from Bursa, Turkey. I have to admit I was a little unsure of what this little goodie was until I read the description. I have yet to use it but the directions are to rub the bag in gentle circles over the whole face and then rinse with cold water after a hot shower to help purify the face and neck by getting rid of old cells.
What I love most about these baskets is the items are made by artisans and farmers who are supported and who make their livelyhood through fair trade. The products made are unique and high quality and purchasing them allows these people to continue to make a living through the production of their products. The baskets are beautiful and I loved the items that came in my first one.
The goal of GlobeIn is stated on their website:
It’s our passion to discover extraordinary, useful finds from all over the globe and share them with you. Our shop features products sourced from direct relationships with artisans as well as vetted partner organizations. From Mexican woven baskets to Ghanaian coasters, each handcrafted good we share with you is remarkably distinct.
There are various subscription plans available for as little as $30 a month. You can also buy “a la carte” and select items that have previously been featured . I recently selected a few items and a basket to send as gift and the recipient loved it so I know that I will be shopping here more often in the future. If you want to check it out simply click here to go directly to the GlobeIn website. Even if you don’t buy anything it is fun to look around and read all about the fun products that they offer that help artisans in other places make a fair living.