GlobeIn Benefit Basket Review - March 2016 - Eco-Lifestyle Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review & this post contains affiliate links.

** Benefit Basket ended as of January 2017. Click here to check out GlobeIn's Artisan Box.**  
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.

The theme for March was Memory. In the past, the Benefit Basket has always included the standout item from that month's full size Artisan Box. Recently they started including something completely different, but still fitting with the theme.
Memory goes backward and forward in time. As in, "Remember that time we..." and "Don't forget to..." Memory encapsulates our nostalgia for the past, our plans and dreams moving forward, and those pesky little to-dos that will get us there. 
The GlobeIn Signature Handwoven Basket is made using the traditional “tenate” design. Handcrafted from discarded palm leaves by indigenous Oaxacan artisans and colored using natural, water-borne paints, each basket can take up to six hours to weave. These decorative and whimsical baskets make beautiful home storage options, lending a pop of color and handcrafted warmth to children’s bedrooms, bathroom storage, kitchen countertops or as gift packaging for loved ones.

Practical yet elegant, the Elephant Journal is the perfect place to keep ideas, notes and personal writing. Crafted from the raw cellulose found in elephant waste and recycled post-consumer refuse, the recycled paper of this uniquely made journal is beautifully textured, lending a linen-like feel. Best of all, your purchase of this journal will help protect the wild elephants of Sri Lanka by giving them economic value. Each journal is wire-bound and can open flat for full page writing. Contains 50 handmade, acid-free pages.

The paper in this journal is made from elephant dung. Yup, you read that right! Longtime readers of my site may remember that we received one of these in the "Wander" themed GlobeIn Artisan Box in July 2015

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.

The March GlobeIn Benefit Basket included two items, valued at $27 US. The journal is great and it fits the March "Memory" theme really well. Journals are the perfect way to store memories of the past, or plan for the future. To see more, stay tuned for my review of the March GlobeIn Artisan Box, coming next week.

If you are interested in subscribing to 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.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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