GlobeIn Artisan Box Review - September 2015 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription 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.

Click here to see all my previous GlobeIn Gift Box reviews.

The theme for September is Wellness and was curated in partnership with Watsi, a non-profit crowd sourcing platform that funds medical treatments for people around the world.

Product Booklet

So much more than good health alone, wellness is a state of physical, mental, and social harmony. It is a brightness of energy coursing through all levels of our being. It is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, cultivated by infusing daily activities with a spark of intention and care.
When we tend to our own wellness, we bring our best selves to the world and become able to influence the wellness of others. In this spirit, we’ll be donating 50% of profits from the Wellness Box to Watsi, an organization that connects donors to medical patients who can’t afford the procedures they need.

GlobeIn Signature Handwoven Basket from Mexico ($12)
The monthly products come packaged inside this handwoven palm leaf basket from Mexico. In all the months I've been receiving GlobeIn, I've never received the same colour twice! I was always stumped about what to do with these, but I've started using them for gift giving. Fill with goodies, wrap with a ribbon, and tie a bow. Voila! Instant gift wrapping.

Atacora Baobab Super Fruit Powder from Benin (161g, $10)
There are many reasons why the baobab tree is known in Africa as the tree of life. Its fruit is a superfruit – delicious and nutrient-dense, packed with antioxidants, vitamin C, probiotics, and calcium, just to name a few. For the women of the Atacora Fair Partnership Co-op, who produced your baobab powder, the baobab also provides financial sustenance.
I've never heard of this type of super fruit, so I'm very curious and ready to experiment with it in my daily smoothies.

Your eye pillow comes from deep inside the Amazon jungle...a people known as the Shipibo. Despite increasing contact with the developed world, the Shipibo remain steeped in the spiritual environment of their ancestors. The cotton has been dyed in mahogany bark and painted using a piece of bamboo dipped in the juice of the huito berry, a jungle fruit.
This eye pillow is lovely and smells of lavender. Along with using for relaxation, it could also double as a scent sachet, tucked into a linen cupboard.

ABAN Blessing Bag from Ghana ($12)
ABAN’s Women’s Empowerment Program trains women in skills such as sewing and fashion design. Also rampant in the streets of Accra are discarded plastic water sachets, remnants of the city’s only source of clean drinking water. ABAN collects and upcycles these sachets, transforming an environmental crisis into fashionable products, while also transforming the lives of its students.
The outside of this bag is this lovely printed cotton. The inside is a recycled plastic water bag. There is also a little cotton pocket on the inside. The zipper pull has a key chain loop with glass bead ornament. It's a lovely little bag and has many uses.

Watsi Gift Card ($5)
Watsi is a non-profit crowdfunding platform that funds medical treatments in underserved countries. Watsi connects medical patients who can’t afford the procedures they need with donors via the web. It’s a simple idea with dramatic impact, founded on the awareness that in low-income countries a relatively small amount of money often stands in the way of life-changing care.
In addition to the $5 gift card in each box, GlobeIn is donating 50% of proceeds from the Wellness box to Watsi. I donated an additional $15 to help fund little Win's healthcare. 

The September GlobeIn box included four products to help improve your life, plus a gift card to contribute towards the well being someone in need. The retail value of the products this month is $52 US. It's a great box full of useful products. I always enjoy reading the stories behind each product and learning about the artisans and producers who create these things for us to enjoy. That is actually the part I enjoy the most about the GlobeIn box - the items that come in the basket are a bonus!

This box is still available for purchase, while supplies last. First time subscribers can save $20 off the purchase of a 3 or 6 month subscription. Just enter promo code BESTFRIEND at checkout. 

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