If you’ve been reading this blog for a while or probably even know me personally, you will know that supporting artisan projects and fair trade is very near and dear to my heart. Whenever I can, I’ll pick an artisan produced and/or fairly traded product over a conventional one. When I got the opportunity to review and actually also preview the GlobeIn Artisan Box for September for you guys, I was very happy and knew it would be a perfect fit. This month’s theme is Wellness, and let me tell you, the content is absolutely wonderful.
A little disclosure at first: I was sent this box for free, but this post is 100% honest and my own, personal opinion. I fully support and love what GlobeIn stands for, no matter whether I pay for it with my own money or not.
If you have never heard about GlobeIn, it’s a monthly subscription service that brings you a box full of products that are often organic, fair trade and always support farmers and artisans around the world. Each month has its own theme, and this time it’s Wellness. Previous box themes were Kitchen, Picnic, Bake, Entertain and a lot more. They don’t bring you useless knickknacks that are going to collect dust – each and every item is selected carefully as I love their mission statement:
GlobeIn’s mission is to build a more positive world. We bring you delightful, useful products that have an impactful social mission behind them.
September’s box is very special, as GlobeIn partners with Watsi an organization that helps fund healthcare costs for people in need around the world. 100% of the donations directly fund patients that cannot afford their treatments.
What’s actually in the GlobeIn Wellness Artisan Box ?
The box comes in a small cardboard box, and in it you find a woven basket made in Oaxaca, Mexico. The actual contents of the box are in the basket, which on its own is already a beautiful and very useful product. The Wellness box consists of a Blessing Bag made in Ghana, a lavender Eye Pillow made in Peru and Baobab Powder made in Benin.
All of the products are made through projects that help women support themselves through meaningful work and also helps support local arts. I’m not going to go in into detail for each and every project, because the lovely enclosed booklet does a perfect job of explaining it. You might know that I love baobab (see here, here, and here), so I was very very happy to see it in here. It’s one of the few superfoods where I feel an immediate boost in energy and it tastes really good too. The Blessing bag is not only beautiful, it’s lined with upcycled plastic, so you could even put things in there where you are afraid that they might spill. I will use it for traveling as it is a perfect size to hold my documents and tickets. The eye mask lives already in my bedroom and the basket is now used as a beautiful storage container. No waste, no useless junk and lots of joy! ❤️
I hope you love the content of this box as much as I do. If you do, you can sign up here and use my code CURLSNCHARD to get 25% off your first month’s box with a 3 or 6 month subscription. Boxes start at 30$ per box for the 6 month subscription and free shipping through the USA. If you live in Canada shipping is 12$ and the rest of the world is 15$. Sign up until the 15th of September to receive the same Wellness box that I did (the design of the bag/basket/eye pillow might vary)!