Picnic Box by GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Boxes
By now I’m probably what you’d call a subscription box expert. I love the surprise of a fun pack of nontoxic beauty products, clean cosmetics, and sustainable skincare. While I’ve gotten a kick out of opening up beauty boxes, I’m incredibly intrigued at the world of other subscription services curated to any other interest imaginable.
Recently I was introduced to GlobeIn Artisan subscription boxes which are a monthly subscription of highly curated, artisan-made products from around the world. What’s unique about these is that there’s a whole selection of different type of boxes to choose from! The box I’m reviewing is the Picnic Box!
Complete with a mat made from recycled materials, a woven palm leaf bottle holder, a family carved chopping board, and a colorful reusable cup. And, not to mention, the creation of this specific picnic box has had a pretty amazing impact, including…
- Providing 17,028 hours of work to artisans in India.
- Giving 45 woman artisans across rural Mexico income earned from home.
- Employing 60 handicapped artisans in Cambodia.
How bout them apples? But seriously – how amazing is it to enjoy the gift of beautifully crafted products for a picnic knowing they have been made by fair-trade, fairly-paid artisans who are in a position better support themselves and their families?
The Picnic Box isn’t the only cool subscription theme to pick from at GlobeIn. There’s also Memory, Cozy, Bathe boxes, just to name a few. Each box has ethically sourced products with full transparency on who made each item.
Peace Picnic Blanket
The first item I got a good test run with is the Peace Picnic Blanket made in Cambodia. One side of the blanket with soft and fleece-like. The bottom side is made from recycled plastic! The company who makes these blankets, Peace Handicrafts, trains and employs deaf, handicapped, and under privileged persons to make the blankets. A current employee of Peace Handicrafts, Chea Lina, tells her story. She was born deaf and was forced to leave school due to bulling. Reaching adulthood and unable to read, write, or use sign language, Chea has been able to fully support herself by work from Peace Handicrafts as an Assistant Production Manager.
This blanket is great because the recycled plastic bottom is waterproof and study enough to be used on rocky environments, like wet grass or rocky dirt. It folds up quite nicely and is super light weight. I like to keep it in the trunk of my car by chance I come across an impromptu sunset that I need a minute to soak in.
Neem Wood Travel Cutting Board
The next product I tested was this Neem Wooden Travel Cutting Board from India. These boards are made by a family in India who have passed down wood carving skills through the generations. Due to demand, the family employed 24 artisans to help with production. In addition to this, GlobeIn’s order to supply these Picnic Boxes grew their staff to double!
I really like this cutting board because it’s small and easy to travel with. It can also double as a cute prop to lay jewelry on at home!
Color Travel Cup
Next I used this colorful Travel Cup from India. This cup was made by a man named Dilshad Hussain outside of Moradabad, India. The organization he works for called Noah’s Ark provides the families of their 700 artisans with free health care. The organization also runs three schools and provides easy access to clean water and independent workshops.
I love the colors of this cup! I would have loved to have a second cup to share with a friend, however I can’t complain. This cup is super well-made and quite beautiful. I love the look of it, and the hand painted design makes it even more special to me. Besides just drinking from it, I’m considering using it has a makeup brush holder because I like the way it looks so much!
Palm Leaf Bottle Basket
This bottle basket is woven out of palm leaves gathered in Oaxaca, Mexico. The woman who made the basket, Teresa Perez Marquez is a single mom who raised three children. Weaving these baskets has helped her support her own household expenses. As a skilled expert, Teresa is in the works of training five new basket weavers to join her!
Pulling out a bottle of wine just seems so much special when it’s encased in this woven basket. I also like to use this to transport a beverage to a friend’s house for a special touch!