I’ve always been fascinated by other cultures since I’ve traveled a bunch and spent some brief times living in other countries. As an anthropologist, I also love to experience the arts, culture, foods, music, you name it about other countries and peoples. Globe In is one of the coolest subscription boxes I’ve seen since it sources from all over the globe, directly from the people who made the products. It’s “fair trade” at its finest.
A monthly curated box that allows you to taste and experiences other ways of live through handcrafted artisanal products, the Globe In Artisan Box is a fun one to receive!
Globe In Artisan Box May: Bake
Toockies Scrub Clothes, India
Durable, multi-purpose and eco-friendly, these handmade scrub clothes are the real deal! You can tell they were put together by hand and are made out of an incredibly strong fiber fabric. Each packaged is individually signed by the woman who made it; the purchase of the product goes toward her supplies, supporting her family and her education.
Organic Mascobado Cane Sugar, Philippines
Pure, unrefined brown sugar with notes of vanilla and caramel. Producer Alter Eco partners directly with farmers to grow their businesses and environmental practices.
100% Pure Beeswax Birthday Candles, Canada
10% of profits from these candles go to promote bee habitats and promote sustainable beekeeping! They have a slightly sweet smell, unlike any other birthday candles I’ve had before.
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Sri Lanka
Harvested from fair trade farms in Sri Lanka, the coconut oil comes in easy-to-use packets for cooking. Coconut oil has many health benefits not found in traditional cooking oil.
Better World Decadent Dark Chocolate Brownies, Peru
Yum! Dark chocolate brownie mix made with cocoa from Peru! These delicious brownies also give back-each bag makes money to benefit fair trade farming regions all over the globe.
Colorful Handmade Palm Leaf Basket, Mexico
A traditional “tenate” basket made from discarded palm leaves woven by Oaxacan artisans. Each basket takes 6 hours to leave; they are incredibly intricate!
I love GlobeIn; have you ever tried it?
Photos: Elizabeth Adan
Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.