Monday, February 13, 2017

GlobeIn February 2017 Artisan Box Review and Coupon

GlobeIn is a subscription box dedicated to finding fair trade, handmade, ethically sourced products from direct sources or vetted partner organizations. That means you're getting the real deal! GlobeIn is serious about what they are doing- helping global artisans while sending subscribers a little bit of what's out there in the world.

This subscription allows you to experience the world and it's artisans without leaving home. The themes of each box make it even more fun. This box has a theme of "Dream" and its about having the perfect items for fulfilling your dreams.

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 (unless you choose otherwise).

Dream On Tote Bag, Kenya- This is a large, sturdy canvas tote. It has a fairly long drop which would be good for carrying baguettes and flowers but it's a little too awkward for me. However, I think it's ridiculously amazing and awesome that my bag was handmade (and signed!) by the artisan. Her name is Patricia.
Value: $25
Dream Journal, India- This 5 x 7 journal is made from cardboard and recycled cotton paper. It is blank inside, ready for you to write down your dreams or doodle your ideas.
"Your journal was meaningfully crafted by traditional papermakers in Rajasthan called kagzis. Moving through an age-old process, the kagzis gather discarded cotton scraps, break them down into fibers, and then soak them overnight. The pulp is then strained, pressed, and hung to dry. Finally, the pages are assembled into a book, ready to capture rich impressions. In Rajasthan, economic opportunity is scarce. The artisans responsible for crafting your new repository of dreams are women, people with special needs, and people from impoverished areas. Their eco-friendly craft improves livelihoods while preserving water."
Value: $12
Dessert Bowl, Tunisia- This is made by a small stoneware shop called Le Souk. Le Souk sets wages above minimum wage, provides healthcare and social security payments for artisans. I do wish, however, that they sent more styles of stoneware than just this one. I have received several similar pieces and I wonder if a variety would suit more people.
Value: $12
Palm Leaf Pouch, Mexico- A small woven pocket with a lid. I'm not quite sure what to do with it but I'll come up with something.
Value: $12

VERDICT: If you love global goods, supporting small businesses worldwide and their efforts to give their artisans a living wage, GlobeIn is for you! You can get things you love while enhancing lives around the world. I found it fascinating that Deepak Chopra is on the Advisory board! You'll get a lot of unusual things that you maybe would never have picked up at a store but you'll find a use for them. I'm still in love with my rice bag picnic blanket. Who knew!?

If you'd like to sign up for GlobeIn, you can do that here. This particular Artisan "Dream" Box is sold out but you'll have a choice available to you when you pick your first one.

New customers can use coupon code WELCOME to save $10 OFF their 3-month or longer Artisan Box subscription.

*this box was sent complimentary for review purposes. all opinions are mine. affiliate links were used in this post.


  1. That pouch might make a good computer tablet holder? Or perhaps something for travelling- you could put odds and ends like mini toiletries in it? To be honest I just love having pouches and bags to put all my assorted hoarded stuff in hehe!
    Also I really love that that bag is signed by the person who made it, how lovely. <3 This really is this nicest box I think.

    1. That's a great idea! It's too small to hold a tablet but it would be perfect for my charger and cords! I thought about you the other day because I read about a new box called Powder Beauty Drawer put out by Time magazine. It's only available in the UK. Have you heard of it or tried it??

    2. I have heard of it, I think it's created by the people at one of the glossy magazines like Elle or Marie Claire possibly? I've not tried it only because you get to see the contents before you buy and so far I haven't seen one I liked the look of. There's an amazing Disney/Beauty and the Beast box coming up at Latest In Beauty soon though which I'm excited about as we never get cool boxes like that over here! You get all the fun stuff normally! :P