I am a person who loves surprises, so naturally, I love the whole idea of monthly subscription boxes. Which follows that finding out about GlobeIn and their monthly artisan subscription boxes touched on both my love of surprises and for ethically-made, artisan goods!
For this post, I'll be reviewing the Artisan Box in the "Bathe" theme ♥ Read on to see the full unboxing and the stories behind each beautiful artisan-made item!
Monthly Subscription Box c/o GlobeIn
Also featuring the Soap Nuts Sampler c/o GlobeIn
+ Use code SIREN for $10 off your 1st month's box
w/ a purchase of 3- and 6- month subscriptions!
GlobeIn is a social business whose goal is to empower talented, remote artisans and to give them global reach! Every product they choose to include either in their monthly subscription box or in their online shop is chosen as being delightful and useful, while also having a positive social impact behind them.
Their Artisan Boxes are all curated around a monthly theme, with this one being the "Bathe" box! All these "boxes" always come in a beautiful handwoven basket, as well as a mini booklet with the stories behind each product, as well as the stories of the artisans and the farmers.
Here's what was in my Bathe box, as well as some Soap Nuts from their separate online shop:
From San Luis Amatlán, Mexico
These are handwoven with palm leaves by artisan basket weavers in Mexico and then hand-painted in an assortment of beautiful colors. They are so perfect for storing little things or also as a decorative plant holder!
Pestemal Bath Towel
From Denizli, Turkey
This pretty, deep blue bath towel is made from hand-loomed cotton in Turkey. They are made by artisans part of Atlas, an organization of weaving families in Buldan whose members earn a living by sharing this ancient craft with customers around the world. These absorb water faster than regular towels and are also very lightweight, making them great to take in your beach bag!
From Izmir, Turkey
A great companion to the bath towel, these cotton hand towels are super soft and plush. They are by Turkish artisan, Oktak Esgin's small business, Bambu Tekstil, which he started because he wanted to bring more employment to his hometown. He now employs 45 members of his community!
Lemongrass Citrus African Black Soap
This amazing smelling soap which contains handcrafted shea butter and West African palm kernel oil is by Alaffia, a natural skincare brand that was founded with the goal of alleviating conditions of extreme poverty in rural Togo. They fund maternal care and also send bicycles to students to help them to get to school more easily! The profits made from their products are what fund these programs :)
Shea and Red Palm Body Lotion
Also from Alaffia is this body lotion, which likewise smells incredible. The red palm oil in this is completely unrefined so it retains all its natural vitamins and antioxidants!
Silk Face Scrub
From Bursa, Turkey
Made by Turkish artisan, Emre Ustun, who uses a traditional hand loom to weave raw silk into skincare products! This mitt is antibacterial, helps to eliminate lifeless cells, and also boosts collagen production. A great addition to your after-shower routine!
Available separately from the GlobeIn Online Shop
Eco-friendly fashion choices shouldn't stop at just aesthetics, they should also extend to the way we care for and clean our clothes. These soap nuts are completely natural and are a chemical-free way to do your laundry! They are naturally sudsing and work the same way as commercial detergents but without the chemicals. Plus, they are USDA Certified Organic!
To use them, you simply put 4-6 of them in the mini wash bag and then put that bag in the washer with your clothes as normal. Each one can be reused 4-7 times even :)
I hope you guys enjoyed this unboxing of the Bathe box and the soap nuts! If you plan on subscribing to the GlobeIn Artisan Boxes yourself, remember to take advantage of my code SIREN for $10 off your 1st month's box with a 3- or 6- month subscription ♥
Have a lovely day and take care!
*Items marked "c/o" were received courtesy of the brand for review & promotional purposes