GlobeIn Benefit Basket Review - November 2015 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? GlobeIn Benefit Basket
How Much? $19.95/month or $56.95/3 months. Additional $12 shipping per box. Prices in US dollars.
What’s in it? A handcrafted good nestled inside a handwoven basket

Each month, GlobeIn delivers the Artisan Gift Box, a collection of artisan-made products from around the world, curated around a central theme. From the GlobeIn Artisan Box, comes the GlobeIn Benefit Basket.
Think of it as a mini Artisan Box: a budget-friendly alternative for mindful consumers looking to discover crafted, distinct goods that empower remarkable artisans in remote regions of the world.
The Benefit Basket includes one incredible handcrafted good, selected from the month's Artisan Box, delivered to you nestled inside GlobeIn's signature handwoven basket. Inside each Benefit Basket, you will also find a story about the artisan, their community, and how you are making an impact on their lives with your purchase.

If you remember my Artisan Box review from a couple weeks ago, the theme was "Bedroom". You can see the review here. The Benefit Box item was selected from the items in the Artisan Bedroom Box.

Y'abal Handicrafts Sea Horse Pillow Pet (Guatemala, $22)
In K’iche,’ a Mayan language spoken in the Guatemalan highlands, the word y’abal means “hope.” By creating social programs and fair trade job opportunities for Guatemalan women weavers, Y’abal Handicrafts indeed represents hope for the women, their communities, and their culture.

Silvia Mazariegos is a tailor and designer that helped pilot Y’abal’s Pillow Pet product line. Recently, Silvia’s sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, a disease which has already taken the life of her eldest sister. For Silvia and her family, the pillow pet has indeed become a beacon of hope, especially the GlobeIn order of 1000 seahorses that came at just the right time. The whole family has organized to assist Silvia in the effort of cutting, sewing, stuffing, and assembling the pets, the proceeds of which will cover the sister’s costly path back to health.
Palm Leaf Basket (Mexico, $12)
The colorful palm leaf basket containing this month’s treasures represents a cornerstone of the GlobeIn Artisan Box—our innovative collaboration with Oaxacan basket weavers. Marina Lopez Antonio is the cornerstone of this collaboration.

GlobeIn’s baskets come from three different Oaxacan weaving groups, which are overseen by Marina. She ensures the quality of the baskets and ships them to the U.S. Herself from a family of backstrap loom weavers, Marina lives with her husband in a village near Oaxaca City.

Marina is an entrepreneur. Her successes result from her instinct to further her education, learn new skills, and connect with others outside her village. While such a departure from the norm was initially against her family’s wishes, Marina’s integrity to her own desires has ultimately enabled her to improve her family’s financial stability and quality of life.
The November GlobeIn Benefit Basket included a handcrafted Pillow Pet from Guatamala. The retail value of this box is $34 US. With shipping, this box comes to $32 US Canadians. The Benefit Basket isn't the best value, compared to the Artisan Box, but it is still a good, affordable way to get the GlobeIn experience at a lower cost.

If you are interested in trying the Benefit Basket, new customers can use coupon code TRYBENEFIT to save 35% off their first month's box with a purchase of a 3-month Benefit Basket subscription. That gives you $7 off, bringing your 3-month subscription down to $49.95, plus shipping.

Click here to check out GlobeIn Benefit Basket.




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