Earlier this month I had a box of goodies from all around the globe arrive on my doorstep and I’m so excited to share the products with you today! Here at Taking Route, we’re careful about the products and businesses we point you towards. We only team up with people that care about and support the same things as us. We also keep you, the readers, in mind and decide whether or not it would be a product that expats would appreciate.
So let me introduce you to the GlobeIn Artisan Box…
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.
When you buy something on GlobeIn, you are buying something that is more than just a thing. You are buying good things from good people that do good work. You are purchasing products that support a more positive world.
GlobeIn is dedicated to supporting artisans and farmers from all walks of life with an emphasis on people in the developing world. They are also dedicated to reducing poverty by giving these individuals, and subsequently their communities, a global audience.
GlobeIn introduces you to products that you can feel good about — they are often organic, fairtrade, and support artisans and farmers from around the world.
Each box also includes stories on the country of origin of each product as well as the stories of the artisans and farmers. So without further adieux, let’s take a look inside the “Bake” box and find out a little bit more about the products offered.
First of all, most all of the items are packed inside of this handmade palm leaf basket from Mexico. I haven’t decided how I will continue to use my basket. I think it would be a great “catch-all” type basket when little things start to clutter up on the countertop. Throw it all in this basket, close the lid, and shazam….all you’re left with is a simple palm leaf basket that’s pleasing to the eye.
I’m all about some coconut oil (but who isn’t these days…). It’s a great, healthy substitution for cooking and it’s a magnificent, one-ingredient skincare product. I like to drizzle it on my popcorn along with some salt. I also use it as a moisturizer for my skin and lips. Harvested in Sri Lanka, you’ll find that Kelapo’s coconut oil is giving you the real deal. Pure and simple.
I’m obsessed with this cane sugar from the Philippines. The vanilla and caramel notes mixed within add such a great flavor to my morning (and afternoon) coffee. I’ve also enjoyed mixing it with my granola and greek yogurt. I haven’t tried baking with it yet but I’ll be sure to post a picture of my baked goods on Instagram whenever I do.
Big Dipper is based out of Canada and promotes 10% of net profits to organizations that promote sustainable beekeeping. I’ll be busting these candles out for my son’s upcoming 4th birthday party, for sure.
These durable, multi-purpose and biodegradable Toockie’s are hand-knit by women in India. Through the Toockie project, the women have found a dignified way to earn a living. I use these in the kitchen to wipe off the table, highchair, and countertops but you can also use it on your skin. I love that fact that when they are too ragged to keep using, you can recycle it and use it as potting mesh.
This dark chocolate brownie mix from Peru will not disappoint. The flavor is so rich. The only thing that disappointed me is that I didn’t have vanilla ice cream on hand to pair with this delicious, decadent treat.
There are many reasons to subscribe but I’ll just list a few of them:
- You will discover new, fair-trade products from all around the globe.
- You will learn something new about the world or how a product is sourced or made.
- You can treat yourself and have a surprise to look forward to each month. Who doesn’t love getting stuff in the mail?
- You can support artisans and help them distribute their goods.
The Artisan Box is as low as $30 a month for a six-month subscription. It’s $35 dollars for a month-by-month subscription. Shipping is free in the United States, $12 to Canada and $15 internationally.
For our readers, GlobeIn is offering 25% off the first month’s box of a 3-month or longer subscription. Simply use the code TAKINGROUTE at checkout.
You can see what other themed boxes that have to offer by clicking here.
I’m interested to find out, do you know of fair trade businesses happening in your country? Do you buy any products from fair trade businesses? If they have a website, share it below so we can all help support local workers!