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.
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Well, isn’t that interesting! I’ll have to visit their site. Looks like some very nice items in your basket!
It is just a fun thing to check out even if you don’t do the monthly thing you can buy the items separately if you want which is a nice thing as well.
What fun this would be. It’s like Christmas every month.
That is exactly what it is like. Just fun trying out new things and seeing what they are like–this one can be a great gift for someone as well.
So cool! I love that basket and the face scrub sounds amazing, plus the soap…I love anything lemongrass!! Thanks for sharing in the fun!!
It is a fun subscription . I had another one waiting for me when I got home and it was not quite as fun as the first one I got. I need to go in and tweak my profile a bit I think.
So cool that they participate in a fair trade system! Yay everyone’s a winner…
Win win !!
What a great idea!! I love this, but the best part is that it does good for the Artisans and exposes us to global products. The baskets are amazing too — imagine giving a gift in one of those instead of the standard gift bag.
Exactly! That is what I intend to do! They are so cool and you can go and just order the basket with a small gift in it as well. So fun!
I have seen advertisements for this box. Looks like some very cool stuff!
I think they really have a fun and valuable subscription service because it all benefits the artisans.