GlobeIn Artisan Box Review - July 2015 - Eco-Conscious Subscription + 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 July is "Wander"
This month, we invite you to wander. Find a fresh patch of grass, a favorite
park bench or a seldom-used foot path. Bring along your travel journal
to record meandering thoughts. And free your muse with a bit of easy,
on-the-go journaling – inspiration included in the back of this booklet.
It doesn’t matter how wide you wander. What matters is that you make the
effort to make the most of every day. Your box makes it easier to do just that.
From the highlands of Sri Lanka, your drawstring backpack makes it a cinch
to get out the door and explore. Easily pack the essentials – like your shea
butter bug repellent and moringa energy bar – and wander into a world of
insightful wonder.
No matter where you wander, we want to inspire you to ponder your
surroundings. Take a breath and unlock the out of doors. Most importantly,
remember that the best parts of the world (love, peace and appreciation)
are everywhere accessible.
There is normally a product card included, but they weren't printed in time to be included in the review boxes. I received my product card in PDF format (which I actually prefer!).  You can read more about the products here. As always, the monthly GlobeIn products come packed inside a handwoven Mexican Palm Leaf Basket (value $12).

Lulu Life Virgin Sudanese Shea Butter 100% Natural Mosquito Repellant (1.7oz, $9.95)
Handmade by us - a Sudanese Women's cooperative. 100% natural mosquito repellent combines PMD (p-menthane 3,8-diol), a natural extract from Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, with Sudanese shea butter. PMD is recommended by the US Centre for Disease Control as a DEET substitute. Our members who live in malarial areas of Sudan and Kenya swear by it.
I'm taking this on my summer getaways and slathering it all over my body. I will not be mosquito food this year!

All of our paper products are 100% recycled. They are made up of 50% fiber from elephant dung and 50% post consumer paper. There are no toxic chemicals used in our paper making process. Natural vegetative binding agents, along with water-soluble salt dyes for coloring are used. Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are handmade, acid free and as organic as it gets.
First... I adore the name of this company. Too cute. 

Second... Yup, this paper is made from elephant dung. During one season of the Amazing Race contestants had to make elephant dung paper. It was an interesting process. An adult elephant can produce 500lbs of excrement a day. Their diet is entirely vegan so the waste is mostly cellulose fiber. When cleaned and processed, the fiber is used in making paper. Learn more about how elephant dung paper is helping to save the Sri Lankan elephant population here.

Kuli Kuli Moringa Superfood Bar in Crunchy Almond ($2.50)
Plump dates and a tad of agave nectar add a hint of sweetness to a delicious moringa and almond medley. Simple and nutritious, just like the doctor ordered.
I'd never heard of moringa until now. It has "twice the protein of greek yogurt, 4 times the calcium of milk and 7 times the vitamin C of orange juice". It's grown in Ghana, West Africa and Kuli Kuli Foods teaches rural families to farm Moringa – connecting them with both economic and nutritional sustenance in an increasingly harsh environment.

ApiHappi Stringy Bag ($29.99)
This is a pure handloom stringy bag that was designed and created by our very own Aparna. All our products are made in the island of Sri Lanka. Traditionally Stringy Bags are made with very cheap material by athletic companies. We decided to take a different approach. We discover and select the happiest colours available from local handloom producers. Each bag is carefully made with french seams to reduce fraying and decorated with contrast piping and strings to add that little extra spark. We hope our bright colors can bring a little creativity and inspiration into your day.
For every bag sold, ApiHappi provides a school bag to a child in rural Sri Lanka. Their goal is to provide fair wages, a steady income, and a creative outlet to Sri Lankan artisans, handloomers, and designers who are part of the ApiHappi community. Very cool concept, and this little bag can hold up to 44lbs. It's also machine washable!

I love this month's GlobeIn collection. Not only are the products fun, useful, and interesting, but also the story behind each product is fantastic. I think my most favourite item is the elephant dung journal, only because of how the production of elephant dung paper contributes to the conservation of the wild elephant population in Sri Lanka. The GlobeIn box is more than a trip around the world each month - it's also an educational experience. I really enjoyed unboxing this one and reading up on each product and the organizations and causes behind them. This month the value is around $69.50 US. The monthly fee for Canadians with shipping is $47 US.

Does GlobeIn interest you? There is a promo running for new subscribers. Just enter promo code WELCOME at checkout and you will save 25% off your first box. Again this is for first time subscribers only, with the purchase of a 3 or 6 month subscription. As an alternative promo, you can save $20 off a 3-month subscription by entering promo BESTFRIEND at checkout and mentioning CDN Box Addict in the referral section.

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