GlobeIn Artisan Box Review - December 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. All prices in US dollars.  
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 of the December Artisan Box is...Celebrate! 
Isn’t it nice to think that celebration, in one way or another, has been a hallmark of humanity since our earliest ancestors? As a species, we are instinctually compelled to whoop it up every once and awhile over something we feel grateful for.  

This month’s collection of wares celebrates this capacity for cheer, and the idea that celebrations come in all shapes and sizes—big or small, public or private, annual or daily or once in a lifetime.

 
Quite beautifully, it is the dark and cold time of year when we feel called to celebrate the most. Use your new runner to celebrate your table, symbol of nourishment and abundance, home and hearth. Wear your necklace to celebrate your beautiful self with the blessing of adornment. Use your greeting cards to celebrate someone else. Eat a piece of chocolate to mark a happy thought.

Palm Leaf Basket ($12)
These baskets are great for gifting. I use them now instead of bags or wrapping paper. Just tie with a bow. Simple, elegant, and practical.


Equal Exchange Organic Dark Chocolate Caramel Crunch with Sea Salt ($3.75) 
Your taste buds are an integral part of any celebration, big or small. So let’s talk chocolate. When it comes to the growth and production of cacao beans, what does high quality mean? CONACADO, a co-op of small-scale farmers in the Dominican Republic, ferments the beans in sunlight after harvesting them, enhancing their aroma, flavor, and color. 
I LOVE when GlobeIn includes chocolate because it is always high quality and delicious.

Upcycled Greeting Cards from Malawi ($8) 
The thought of living for decades as a disabled person in a refugee camp is unlikely to conjure a celebratory mood, so it seems a great irony that people living in such conditions create festive greeting cards for spreading cheer between you and your loved ones.
The Umoja Group is an association of people with disabilities living as refugees at the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Malawi. And the fact is, they do have something to celebrate—their own resilience. Your cards are made out of recycled, handmade paper and repurposed African textiles whose vibrant colors represent the fierceness of spirit required to kindle new hope out of the rubble of displacement and poverty.

These are funky cards! They are made out of handmade paper so they are slightly textured.

Delta Hand-dyed Batik Table Runner ($35) 
Imagine training for two years as a full-time, unpaid apprentice only to find that your training does not amount to a living wage or consistent work. This is the plight of many a seamstress in Ghana, including Dzifa, whose fortunes changed at the age of 24 when she answered an ad for a position with Della. Based in Hohoe, Ghana, Della is a socially responsible fashion line whose employees receive a steady, fair income and various educational opportunities.
This table runner is reversible! One side is turquoise-white and the other is light grey with white polka dots. Measurements: 49 x 18 in
This would be great on the patio table in the summer time. For now, I'm going to lay it across my dresser.

Tribe Alive Beaded Necklace ($42) 
Tribe Alive is an ethical fashion company that believes there is nothing more stylish than giving back. To complete the order for your handcrafted, beaded tassel necklace, Tribe Alive commissioned twenty female artisans in Santa Ana, Honduras for whom the job provided three full weeks of wages, amounting to several months of living expenses.
Tassels are in this season! So at the next holiday party you can make a fashion statement, while talking about how your necklace helps empower women all the way across the globe! Materials: glass beads and cotton cords.

This is a very simple, yet elegant piece. It can be used as a bracelet or necklace, depending on your wrist size.

The December GlobeIn box included five items, with a retail value just over $100 US. This is one of the highest value boxes to date. It's not what I expected from a Celebration themed box, but I like how they explained the purpose of each product in relation to the theme. The products are great and I will use each and every one!

Are you interested in trying GlobeIn? First time subscribers can save 25% off the purchase of a 3 or 6 month subscription. Just enter promo code WELCOME at checkout. This box is still available for purchase, while supplies last.

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