Thursday, October 13, 2016

GlobeIn October 2016 "Gather" Review and Coupon

GlobeIn is a subscription for those who love to support hardworking men and women around the world and want a taste of the finished product in their home. Every box contains handmade products produced by real people earning a living wage in some of the most depressed regions in the world. With partnerships in India, Mexico, Guatemala and almost 40 other countries, GlobeIn strives to bring you the most authentic and beautifully crafted items each month.

This review is for the Artisan Box but there is also a NEW way to subscribe! Join the Club for $10 and you'll receive one artisan created item every month plus member prices on anything in the shop you may want to add on.

The theme this month is "Gather" and features home goods you can use while entertaining.

The Cost: $40/month for the Artisan Box

What You Get: In the Artisan Box, you'll find exclusive, handcrafted products from global artisans curated around a monthly theme along with the GlobeIn signature woven basket.

Recycled Cotton Coasters- These are made in India in partnership with Craft Boat and Trive Alive. They're created using paper made from recycled textiles. Artisans who learn this craft are called Kaagzi. Both men and women are employed via Craft Boat and earning a living wage.
Bread Basket- Handmade in Makaua, Mexico by Adolfo, this is the Nido basket. He learned his skill from his father who learned it from his father before him. The information card mentions that Adolfo is very proud of what he does and of the fact that the baskets he made can now be found in homes around the world.
Neem Wood Salad Grabbers- I've often wanted some of these but never actually made the effort to get some. These are made in India in partnership with The Village Experience. It's cooperatives like these that allow women to earn a wage while at home andleaves them able to care for their children at the same time.
Palm Leaf Placemats- This is the item you would receive in place of your palm basket if you choose. These placemats were made in Puebla, Mexico by Don Vulfrano Eustaquio Martinez Ramirez. He started learning the palm weaving trade at age ten from his parents. He is now 68 and weaves alongside his grown children. I love that the information booklet has information like this. It makes me even happier with my placemats.

VERDICT: GlobeIn does a great job month after month of finding unique, handmade and globally sourced products for their shipments. I've fallen in love with the strangest things, too. Like the picnic blanket from Thailand? Love it and I want more of them. Plus I can't get enough of the stories behind the products themselves. Adding that information makes it all even more personal. I'm really glad that GlobeIn decided to allow subscribers to substitute the woven basket if they want to. I know they tend to pile up and you can only use so many. I've used a few for gifting but they're not something I would display in my home.

If you would like to sign up for GlobeIn, you can do that here. Get $10 off a three month subscription with code ARTISAN25.

If you want to try the new Club option, here is what you'll receive for November:
Hanging Wall Organizer, Peru (Retail $30).

Offer some reprieve to that over-flowing drawer, or cluttered counter top. Fill with kitchen gadgets, gardening tools, toiletries, or office supplies.

*This box was sent complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are mine.

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