GlobeIn Artisan Box Review - June 2015 - Eco-Conscious Subscription + Free Box PROMO CODE!

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What is it? GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box 
How Much? $35/month, $99/3months, $180/6months + $12 shipping per box (US$) 
What’s in it? A themed collection of artisan-made products from around the world

Each month, GlobeIn delivers “the globe in a box” - a collection of artisan-made products from around the world, curated around a central theme. GlobeIn introduces you to products that you can feel good about - they are often organic, fair-trade, and support artisans and farmers from around the world.

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The theme for June is "Entertain". I was very excited about this theme reveal because I love entertaining and hosting gatherings. To learn more about the products in this box, click here.
Whether it’s at a casual brunch, a family barbecue or a neighborhood block
party, the best gatherings combine people, moments and meaning. Your Entertain Box is a starter kit of accessories, fixin’s and stories sure to save you a seat at the next table of honor.

The boxes shipped before the product cards could be printed, so GlobeIn sent me a PDF version of the card to help with this review.

Each month the products come packed inside a hand woven palm leaf basket from Mexico. The retail of the basket is $12.

Canaan Fair Trade Delicacies Za’atar Thyme Spice Mix - Palestine (150g, $5.50)
Za'atar is the signature spice blend of Palestine! Thyme is wild collected from the hills near Jenin, then dried and blended with roasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, and a touch of sea-salt by women-owned cooperatives. This herb will add lots of flavour on your tomatoes, meat, fish, eggs, or labne cheese. Olive oil, za'atar and fresh-baked bread is the daily breakfast in Palestine.
The product card includes a recipe for FATTOUSH SALAD that includes this Za'atar blend. You can also use it with olive oil as a bread dipper, among other uses.

A little inspiration. Photo supplied by GlobeIn.

ABAN Christabel Coasters - Ghana ($12)
Christabel Coasters come in sets of four with different fabrics. Each has one side featuring our recycled plastic and the other features hand dyed batik. Joyce and her fellow entrepreneurs create your coasters from traditional batik fabrics and the upcycled plastic bags in which Ghanaians receive their drinking water -- keeping the bags off the streets.
These coasters are very nice with beautiful fabric. The ABAN website has a few other great looking products. The makeup cases are super cute.

Canaan Fair Trade Sun-Dried Tomato Caper Spread - Palestine (180g, $8)
Local tomato varieties like the Mandawi and Khalili are succulent with a unique, rich, robust, and subtly sour flavor. Tomatoes are carefully selected, washed, and sun-dried by women-owned cooperatives. They are then blended with wild capers and organic olive oil. Serve as a dip or spread on crusty bread or crackers. Toss with warm pasta, or spread on fish or meat and grill or bake for an easy and elegant meal.

Matr Boomie Block Printed Tea Time Bunting - India ($14)
Through training and crafting income, Matr Boomie empowers women with sustainable employment opportunities that allow them to earn money while tending to household responsibilities. Moreover, it gives them the chance to achieve financial independence and earn the respect of their community. Your bunting is made from upcycled Indian saris, which are popular traditional garments that date back over 4,000 years.

I wasn't sure what to do with this bunting so I went to Pinterest for ideas. The inspiration photo provided by GlobeIn shows three strings of bunting decorating a cactus (!?) but we only received one so it would be hard to achieve the same effect, but Pinterest has some great ideas.

The June GlobeIn Artisan Gift Box with an "Entertain" theme included five products, with a retail value of $51.50 US. I will be completely honest and say when I first opened this box, I was a little stumped. I didn't really feel like all the products fit the theme very well. Then I received the product card PDF and read the descriptions, saw the promo pictures, and the Za'atar recipe and it made more sense. Now I'm thinking of ways to use the spread and Za'atar! I'm still not sure what I will do with the bunting. It would probably be a great decoration for my patio.

Does GlobeIn interest you? For the next 48 hours GlobeIn is offering it's BEST DEAL EVER promo. First time subscribers can get this June box FOR FREE with the purchase of a 3 or 6 month subscription. Just enter code SUMMER-15 at checkout. This deal ends June 14th, so if you miss this deal, you can still save. Just enter promo code WELCOME at checkout and you will svae 25% off your first box. Again this is for first time subscribers only, with the purchase of a 3 or 6 month subscription.

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  1. Some nice stuff in this box.

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  2. Oh my, I love the bunting - I would just string it on a small window, probably, for a bit of drama.

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  3. Was there any duties charged. And the prices shown on the website were those in US and then converted to CDN. Otherwise I'd be signing up for this box in a heartbeat but not with all these extra fees.

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    1. I have never had to pay tax/duty on delivery but there is always that risk ($20 and under is exempt - over is at discretion of CBSA). The prices on the GlobeIn site are in US$, as are the prices listed in my review (indicated at the very top in the box info blurb).

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