Friday, April 17, 2015

Support Artisans All Over the Globe and Help Encourage Fair Trade with GlobedIn

Disclosure: I received samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

There are so many subscription services available right now, surely one to please everyone. For those of you who have a love for artisans, and a soft spot for Fair Trade, this is definitely the subscription box for you.

GlobeIn is the largest online market for discovering products from other cultures. Each month they delight subscribers with a limited edition box that carries a specific theme. This month the theme was "Picnic" and in the box came a sunscreen stick, a Bento box, cloth napkins in a holder, and organic mango treats. All was packed neatly inside of a handwoven palm-leaf basket with a lid.

This is the Picnic Theme subscription for this month.
It also included Unscented Sunstick, which is not pictured here.

The palm-leaf basket was nice and thin, yet very sturdy and the Bento
fit perfectly inside of it!

It has a nice fitting lid for for the top of it too.

I liked everything in the basket, and found all of the items to be very useful. What I loved most though, was the Palm-Leaf Basket. Specific to the Mexican origin of Oaxaca, this basket was made with natural dye and it was hand-woven. You can learn more about the process and the artisan on the website for this one. I liked it because I thought it was so pretty (nothing wrong with admitting that, right?). :)

Tri-Bento Box 

The Tri-Bento Box opens into three different sections, all that stack vertically and seal with a hefty clip on the top. It is made of stainless steel, ensuring ECO reliability and sustainability. AND it allows you to take a three-course meal with you on the go. Hubby says he's taking it to work, so this will be our first experience with Bento and I'm excited. We're overdue.

Cloth Napkins obtained via Fair Trade with artisans in the Gujarat desert region.

The napkins were made by artists in the Gujarat Desert Region, and obtained by GlobeIn via Fair Trade practies. The purchase of these whimsical hand-painted cloth napkins helps artists not only make a living within their region, but it also aids in allowing a process of creation that is specific to a culture to remain in existence. I'm thinking yeah, that's a pretty big deal. The painting process is done with wooden blocks, screens, and wax-resistant dyeing.

A surprise twist of Buriti (sourced from the Amazon)
is included in this SPF 30 unscented sunstick.

The Unscented Sunstick holds an SPF of 30, comes in a convenient carry-along tube, and is crafted from Jojoba, Coconut, Avocado, and Buriti (sourced from the Amazon). It contains a rich concentration of antioxidants and possesses a photo-protective quality and elastic nature that helps soothe dry skin and fight aging. 

Mango is chock full of vitamins,antioxidants, minerals and fiber.

The Kopali Organics Mango, full of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and fiber is hand-picked, dried and crafted in pure goodness. This energy-boosting snack helps provide a natural burst of energy to you with a kick of flavor that's hard to resist. It's a snack you can have or share that you can feel 100% good about, in every way.

All in all, a pretty delightful subscription selection for the month of April, wouldn't you say? Please know this is just a small sampling of all GlobeIn has to offer. You can purchase a subscription box like this one, for yourself or a friend, or you can just outright go shopping on the site. The selection is plentiful, gorgeous, and purchases help others all around the world in more ways than you can begin to imagine.

Learn more by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram.


JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER'S DAY!

Use coupon code MOM for $10 off a gift subscription to the GlobeIn Artisan Box. Order before April 30th and Mom will receive a free special gift (beautiful hand-painted candle from South African artisans) and card in time for Mother’s Day on May 10th.  

Note: the code MOM is valid for subscriptions or gift purchases of 3 months or longer. The code is valid until 11:59pm PST on April 30th. Mom will receive a special card and candle in time for Mother's Day. The offer is available internationally, however, we can only guarantee timely delivery within the US. The first Artisan Box will be shipped to her around May 15th. 

59 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea! I love that I can get some cool things and support people who really need it at the same time.

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  2. Oh my goodness, I really like stores like this! I'll have to buy something from them. I love Novica to.

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  3. This is a great idea! I love that lunch pail. I have seen a similar one but never saw it disassembled. I will have to check out their website. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Wow, that was quite the score at your shore. And always nice to support too

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  5. What an interesting and cute palm-leaf basket. I sure do love the bento box. I'd love to get the Picnic Theme subscription this month. Really neat stuff, thanks for sharing.

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  6. That basket is gorgeous! What a neat gift idea that would be.

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  7. Rosey, hi hon! You know those are great products. Thanks for enlightening me. You know, I am so happy to hear you say that there are many linkers that don't hop off to another blog. Isn't that the point? I hop all over the place and only link to three blogs per post. I can't do more than that, that's for dang sure. Oh well, to each their own. LOL ♥

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  8. Wow this is really great! I haven't heard of this before but I absolutely love the concept of it! You got some amazing stuff!

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  9. Dang...this stuff could be handy. You got some pretty unique stuff. I need to subscribe to more cool things besides the newest toilet plunger ;)

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  10. I love shopping knowing that it is helping others. I love these products!

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  11. I'm not sure there could be anything in the world better than purple zig zags. That is one cool piece of furniture.

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  12. I always love when my purchases help others. And I am in love with that purple basket/container!

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  13. Wow what a cool subscription! That basket is amazing! I love the colors! Great ascent piece for any room!

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  14. I did not know there was a subscription service like this. I will surely be looking more into this.

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  15. It is awesome to support small store. I love mango, it is my favorite fruit. Growing up in the Philippines, mango is abundant. I would LOVE to try that organic mango. I bet it tastes heavenly.

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  16. Those napkins are awesome (coming from a party planner) and the basket, too. I've never heard of this subscription box, but I think it may be my favorite.

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  17. I have never heard of this but I love this idea! Espeically if it's supporting small stores like this...it's awesome and I'm looking into this :).

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  18. I am totally digging this artisan box and the dried mango is speaking to me so loudly lol. I love that the bento box fits in the artisan box, how awesome!

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  19. What a neat idea!! So gorgeous! (and functional!!!)

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  20. I love that palm leaf basket! Shopping Fair Trade Certified businesses is important to me and something I look for. :)

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  21. What a neat subscription service. Beautiful basket that it came in.

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  22. The contents are awesome! I wish this was available in the Philippines.

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  23. That is one of the neatest subscriptions I've seen

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  24. How cool is this. Very.

    Have a fabulous day. :)

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  25. Supporting the house industry on a distant nation is one of the most effective methods of helping them.

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  26. This sounds like a great subscription box. I am behind too, I don't have any be to boxes. I would love one for my youngest so that I can prepare him some healthy lunches that he can grab when he gets hungry for lunch.

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  27. I LOVE this!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm asking for a subscription for my birthday!!!!!!!!!

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  28. I would feel good about supporting this subscription box. That bento box is so cool.

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  29. Very cool! Thank you for sharing GlobalIn with us. I had no idea. So glad you shared this!

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  30. I love boxes like this and it's great that this one has a good ethos behind it. I don't think I'd buy it though as I'm not sure I'd use the things included and it'd just be a waste for me.

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  31. This looks like a really good box. I am all about monthly subscription boxes, subscribe to a couple, and this looks like a good one!

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  32. I would love to get a box like that. Looks like some great product for picnic time.

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  33. Dried mango is not only nutritious, but it tastes so good. I am addicted to the stuff, it makes the best snack.

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  34. This seems like a great box. I love mango. And it is great to help small artisans.

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  35. I love that basket, so pretty!

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  36. Mango is my favourite fruit. The palm-leaf basket looks very nice and it sounds like a great gift idea. I love the mother's day giveaway as well. Will have to check this out for subscription.

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  37. This is pretty awesome! I love the basket and that bento box is seriously cool! I'm going to have to find one for myself!

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  38. This looks like a great box. I would love the stainless steel bento box. We only have plastic ones, and I bet my husband would love using that one.

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  39. thats very cool--don't know who'd get to take it for their lunch, we'd have to get enough for the whole family =)

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  40. I think it sounds like it was packed with great items, but like you... I am LOVING that basket :)

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  41. This is so cool! I am totally in love with that basket!

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  42. I'd love to try this! This would be a fun gift and items to try!

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  43. Such a great basket! It would be an awesome gift!!!

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  44. This is so great. The items are all so beautiful

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  45. I love everything that you received, especially the Tri-Bento Box. I'll definitely have to check this company out!

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  46. This looks like an amazing subscription box. I have been looking at different ones to try.

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  47. That bento box is really neat.
    I think fair trade should be supported.
    very nice items!

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  48. This sounds like a really interesting subscription box with lots of nice goodies. I like the Kopali Organics Mango the best though, they should like such a delicious snack.

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  49. This is such a great idea for a subscription box! I love getting things in the mail for little surprises and this also sounds like a great cause.

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  50. A subscription box full of very nice goodies. I so love the basket and the napkins. They remind me of my country.

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  51. Wow. These look like great products. Fantastic cause.

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  52. I like that palm leaf basket with the lid. It is so unique, I haven't ever seen anything like it.

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  54. I love the baskets! The color, and the functionality, I love keeping beautiful baskets around the house they make or a quick clean up when the doorbell rings :)

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  55. I support our local Fair Trade because it helps locals farmers and manufacturers. Aside from that, the products are organic and pesticide-free!

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