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

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** 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, inspired by the month's Artisan Box theme, 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.

Click here to see all my GlobeIn Benefit Basket reviews.

The theme for September is Threads. The Artisan Box includes ethically sourced and made clothing and fashion accessories (see more here), so it's natural that the Benefit Basket with contain an item fitting with this theme.

GlobeIn Signature Handwoven Basket from Mexico ($12)
Every month, the gift comes inside a handwoven basket, similar to this one. Colours vary, and basket may be round or square. The square ones are my favourite!

The product card includes the back story about the item and the artisan that produced it.

A wholesale fair trade collection that marries modern design with traditional art forms, Matr Boomie creates opportunities for the disadvantaged to realize their creative, economic, and leadership potential. The organization partners with women’s groups, minorities, people with special needs, urban slums, and isolated rural communities to empower artisans through dignified, sustainable employment. 
Matr Boomie Block Print Duchess Pouch ($20)
A highly revered art form native to Rajasthan, India, block printing is a labor-intensive and painstaking process that produces intricate, one-of-a-kind designs. First, wood blocks are carved with ornate patterns that may take days to complete. Total mastery in carving is required for the rest of the process to be a success.
Artisans press the carved blocks into wet dye and then apply them to fabric multiple times and with great precision. When the pattern is complete, washing or boiling the fabric allows the final color to surface. Because color changes throughout the process, each piece results as its own unique expression of the craft.
Your new pouch is therefore unlike any other! With its functional canvas lining and funky tassel pull, it is also smartly multi-purpose. Use for storing your cosmetics while traveling, then convert into a fold over clutch purse!
Benefit Basket members will receive one of the three colors: turquoise, royal blue, or light blue (like mine).

The September GlobeIn Benefit Basket contains two items, valued at $32 US. This box costs $31.95 US, including shipping to Canada, but you can save by purchasing a 3-month pre-paid term. This pouch is really nice. It needs a bit of ironing straight out of the box, but once freshened up it looks fabulous. The metallic leaf print is very pretty and the tassel adds a bit of fun flair. The pouch is bigger than I expected and it's very functional. I love the idea to use it as a fold over clutch.

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, making it only $16.65 US per box, plus shipping. Subscribe before September 15th and you will receive this September box.

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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