The GlobeIn Artisan Box "Refresh"

Monday, March 30, 2015

GlobeIn Artisan Box Review

My GlobeIn Artisan Box arrived!
The GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box. Each month, GlobeIn delivers “the globe in a box” - a themed collection of artisan-made products from around the world. 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.

This is GlobeIn's Refresh Box, featuring natural skincare and other handmade items such as:
  • Dead Sea Mud Soap Handmade in the Galilee Region, Northern Israel.
  • Natural Hemp Washcloth Hand Woven in Bagdha, Bangladesh.
  • Hand-Painted Candle Handmade in Napier, South Africa.
  • Yerba Mate Tea Hand Harvested in the South American Atlantic Rainforest.
  • Shea Shampoo Handmade in Togo, West Africa.
  • Palm Leaf Basket Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico.

GlobeIn Review

Clearly, it was an exciting day at the post office. I couldn't wait to tear open the box and examine all the little treasures.

GlobeIn Artisan Box

Each Artisan Box comes with a card full of information about each product, it's country of origin and how it was made or harvested.

GlobeIn Box

I will forever find it fascinating, to learn more about what other people are up to, all around the globe.

Globe In Artisan Box

Here's the hand-painted candle from South Africa, it's mind-blowing to think about how far some things have traveled, before finding their resting place in your home.

Globe In Artisan Box

I'm loving this hand-crocheted hemp washcloth, it's woven beautifully and very well made. Actually this washcloth was the main reason I chose the Refresh Box. 

GlobeIn sent me this box complimentary, and they were kind enough to let me choose which Artisan box to try out, since they offer multiple options. 

I'm not usually into subscription boxes, ever hear me doing videos on them? Nope. Wait, except that one bad experience with Glossy Box a couple years ago lol. But GlobeIn definitely sounded more like me and worth checking out. Plus they have an online marketplace with handmade items from around the world! I've spent some time browsing their marketplace. I love reading about the artisans, where they live, and how they make their handcrafted items. 

If you want to learn more about their monthly Artisan Box subscription and the different options they offer, visit their website here.

They also created a coupon code especially for you guys, use code "Christine" for 25% OFF a 3+ month box subscription or gift purchase. 

Bottom line: Will I purchase an Artisan box subscription? 
I want to... And of course it would be totally awesome to share cool and unusual handcrafted items in a video every month. But the fact is, I should probably finish paying off my Invisalign bill first lol. Subscription boxes are a luxury. I mean, it's like sending yourself a surprise gift every month right? I think it's a fabulous idea to treat yourself, whenever it's in your budget. In fact, Artisan boxes would actually make really great gifts. I definitely love the concept of supporting artisans and trying out items from all over the world. So we'll see what the future holds.

Do you have any box subscriptions? Have you tried any in the past? If so, which ones? Have you heard of GlobeIn? Do their Artisan Boxes sound like a cool idea to you? I would love to hear your thoughts! 

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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  1. Hi Christine! I just watched your unboxing in your vlog and I'm so happy to see your full blog review. GlobeIn sounds so unique and different than any subscription box I've seen! You're definitely right though, boxes like this are a luxury not a necessity so maybe in the future I would check them out, but not at the moment. I love finding new options to Etsy though!

    I have tried other subscription services including Julep (nail polish based) and it was cool for about a couple months, but ever since I've been skipping the month. Just wasn't into it and found it was a waste. However, I have joined Vegan Cuts Beauty Box which is only $20/month and just recently got my second box. Everything inside is vegan, cruelty-free and most of its even more natural items. I'm hooked! Every month is surprise and I use a lot of the products for reviews and I unbox it on my youtube channel/blog. As a very small time beauty blogger, $20 for a variety of products to talk about in future videos or posts is worth every penny. If you'd like to see my February Unboxing you can here on my blog:

    Thanks, Richelle

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Richelle! I'll have to checkout the Vegan Cuts, it sounds like good one. Congrats on starting a YouTube channel, I'll have to watch your unboxing video for sure. xo Christine

  2. Hi Christine, I'd like to ask you to take part in my research that I'm doing for my Master's thesis. It's about what influences the relationship between YouTube Stars and their subscribers. There are only 7 questions and it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes.
    This is the link to the research form: but if you like, I can send you the questions to your e-mail.
    Your help will be much appreciated...
    Thank You

    1. If anyone else was interested, I have a set of questions for subscribers too. It's under this link:
      Thank you to everyone taking part.. It helps a lot.

    2. Thanks Marketa, I'd be happy to participate, I'll check it out. :) xo Christine

  3. Box subscriptions are not in my budget either, but I love the concept behind GlobeIn, and am familiar with most of the products in the basket. I like that GlobeIn allows you to buy products from the basket individually if you enjoy them, but I am not sure why they charge almost twice the regular price with no explanation of where the extra money is going. (The soap regularly retails for $9, and the washcloth for $10, but GlobeIn charges $18.50 and 17.50 respectively. I work for the company that produces both items and the artisans are paid in advance rather than from a percentage of net sales.) I am more likely to use GlobeIn as a resource for finding ethically made products and buy directly from each company but I love that there is a fair trade option in subscription boxes.
    p.s. I found your Youtube channel two weeks ago and have watched a ridiculous number of videos on organizing, gardening, and living simply. I love your positive spirit and authentic perspective. (and I squealed when I saw our Dead Sea Soap and hemp cloth in your unboxing. It made me so happy to see things I sell in the hands of someone who really appreciates them!) You might enjoy this video about the group that makes the hemp washcloth:

    1. Hi Juliet! Thank you so much for sharing that info! You're right, I thought the "retail value" prices on some of the items sounded expensive. I believe they're sending us one other box, so I'm looking forward to checking out what's in it and I'll be sure to do a price comparison with their "retail values" versus any of the products I can find locally... That's so cool that you work for the company who produces the Dead Sea soap and hemp cloth! I agree, I want to find more ethically made products, fair trade and fair prices... I'll check out that video too, thanks love! xoxo Christine

  4. I love the idea behind this. I've always been on the lookout for products from other places besides the UK, especially if they're handmade or ethically sourced because I think it's great to support smaller companies and businesses, and while I've not subscribed to any monthly boxes before, this one has definitely caught my eye! I love your videos on YouTube as well, I've really been enjoying your gardening based ones, they're so relaxing to watch! Lovely post! - Tasha

  5. A "hand-crocheted" item is not woven, it is crocheted. That means there are no loose ends, as there would be in a woven item.