August 2018 GlobeIn review time!
If you’re not aware, GlobeIn is a monthly subscription box that features handcrafted goods by artisans around the world. Each month features a new theme with products supplied by various artisans. GlobeIn helps to bring income and exposure to small artists, while introducing you to beautiful pieces of their culture. Many of the products included are eco-friendly, fairly traded, and/or organic.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
There are now 3 different subscription options available: Premium ($40/month) – Subscription box with 4+ curated items (you choose your preferred theme). Essential ($10/month) – Each month, receive credit to choose unique add-on products at exclusive member pricing or receive the surprise item of the month. — For a limited time, you can save $10 on your first Premium box with coupon code “WELCOME“!
Let’s see what’s inside the August 2018 “Appetize” GlobeIn box!
Everything was shipped in a larger than usual green & white GlobeIn box.
A peek inside!
A small info booklet featured full color photos and background information on all of the products included in the box, as well as the artisans who created them.
Ceramic Olive Boat, Tunisia ($25)
I can definitely say that this is the first olive boat I’ve ever owned. Crafted in Tunisia — where olives are still harvested from the trees by hand — this piece was skillfully painted by local artisans employed by Le Souk Ceramique. The stoneware boat measures 14.5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide, making it ideal for serving olives (of course), cheeses, baguettes, and more.
Block Printed Napkin Set, India ($10)
This set of black and white cloth napkins was designed using the traditional Indian technique of block printing. Their bold, black lines give them a classic look that can fit into almost any decor. Use them at home or take them along on an eco-friendly picnic.
Tatreez Napkin Ring Set, Palestinian Territories ($10)
These pretty napkin rings were made using a Palestinian embroidery technique known as tatreez. Traditionally passed down from grandmothers to their daughters and granddaughters, tatreez is seen as a symbol of Palestinian identity that unites women across generations. I forgot to snap a photo of it, but they look perfect paired with the block printed napkins above.
Swirl Olive Spoon, India ($10)
This beautiful olive spoon was pressed, heated, twisted, beaten, and welded entirely by hand! Made of durable stainless steel, this 8-inch spoon is the ideal serving utensil to pair with your new ceramic olive boat. I’m also thinking it would make a nice sundae spoon, but that’s just me.
Palm Leaf Placemat Set, Mexico ($15)
Like the signature palm baskets that are included in many GlobeIn boxes, these placemats were woven entirely by hand. They’re a simple way to add a little artisan flair to your table, between or during meals.
Wood & Glass Canister, India ($15)
The info booklet suggests using this little glass bottle for olive oil or other condiments, but I think I’m going to use it as a more decorative piece and fill it with something colorful like small pebbles or sea glass.
I honestly wasn’t too excited about the “Appetize” theme at first, but once my GlobeIn box arrived the pieces really grew on me. I especially love the pretty block print napkins, swirl spoon, and wood/glass canister. — Remember, for a limited time you can save $10 on your first Premium box with coupon code “WELCOME“!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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