GlobeIn Collaboration: Hydrate Box Review

When I was first contacted by GlobeIn (via my MOMS Club) about a collaboration, I have to admit that I had never heard of the company and had to first conduct some research before considering the offer. But what I found totally impressed me and I was completely on board.

GlobeIn is a company dedicated to supporting artisans from around the world and especially those in third world countries. It is their mission to provide these artisans with a global audience so they can make a living producing their handcrafted goods. The end result of purchasing goods from GlobeIn is the reduction of poverty in these countries. In addition, all organizations that work with GlobeIn operate under fair trade principles.

If you shop the products offered, you will find amazing handcrafted items that make perfect gifts at reasonable prices. You can purchase individual pieces like this gorgeous Wood Travel Cutting Board handcrafted in India or this adorable Picnic Blanket hand made in Cambodia from soft checkered fabric and durable upcycled material.

GlobeIn also offers a monthly subscription for their Artisan Boxes. Each month they choose a theme and create a box filled with wonderful artisan items to make you feel connected with other cultures from around the world. I asked their marketing representative to choose whichever Artisan Box she wanted for me to review. And within a few days, I received their May theme Hydrate Box which emphasizes hydration and water as earth’s ultimate elixir.

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My Hydrate Box included these 5 amazing items:

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1. An adorable Upcycled Tote Bag from Ghana. I have used my tote to carry snacks and drinks with me and the kids to the Splash Park and it kept all of our goodies nice and cool. It is also crafted out of upcycled plastic so it contained any condensation from our drinks from leaking outside of the bag. It was super easy to wipe clean and hang over a chair to dry. It also zips into a small little rectangle making it so convenient to store or carry with me in the event that I may need a tote bag!

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2. A very cool Hand Blown Glass from Mexico. I have not decided yet if I am going to use the glass for drinking or as a vase. I have plenty of drinking glasses, so most likely this gorgeous hand blown glass is going to be used to display a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers! The glass is a nice size, too, holding up to 17 ounces of liquid.

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3. A 3.4 ounce tube of Conscious Coconut Oil. Each purchase of this coconut oil provides a meal for a child in addition to employing developmentally disabled adults in its production and packaging. I have used the oil as a moisturizer for my legs. Once the oily feeling wore off, my legs felt like silk! Read more about the production and uses of this fabulous product at the link above.

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4. A stick of Organic Lemongrass Lip Balm from Zambia. Made from all organic ingredients of beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil, lanolin, lemongrass oil, peppermint oil, rosemary oil, and vitamin E, it has seriously saved my lips from their usual chapping which happens all year long. I have been using it daily and I absolutely love it!

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5. The GlobeIn Signature Handwoven Basket from Mexico. I received a purple and tan basket with a very cute chevron pattern in the weave. The basket is a very generous size for countertop storage (I am currently housing my hair brushes in it). It measures 6 inches in diameter and 5 inches tall.

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I am so pleased that I agreed to this collaboration with GlobeIn. They offer wonderful products and support an amazing cause. For more information about the company, please visit their website here. Each item description provides you with a wealth of information about how that particular product is satisfying the mission of the company.

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And if you choose to sign up for a 3-month or 6-month subscription, GlobeIn is offering a discount to my readers. Just enter the code SHELBEE in the coupon code section at check out for $10 Off your subscription price!

If you are looking for fun, interesting, and unique gifts for someone and want to have a heartwarming story to share about the gift, then GlobeIn is definitely worth checking out, in my opinion!

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Outfit details:
Floral Tank Top: Old Navy (from a year or two ago). See their graphic and printed tanks and tees here.
Blue Tank Top: Target (from last year). I am unable to find a link to this tunic length tank top, but I am certain they still carry the same style.
Pants: Croft & Barrow Wide Leg Chambray Drawstring Pants from Kohl’s (from last year). I don’t see anything similar currently online.
Sandals: Old Navy Faux-Leather Double-Strap Sandals in Coral.
Necklace and Earrings: Cato Fashions (I recently bought this on clearance in the store, but it doesn’t seem to be available online. But you can check out there other long necklaces here).
Tote Bag: GlobeIn Upcycled Tote Bag.

I know many bloggers use subscription services for clothing purchases, but do any of you have subscriptions to artisan or gift box purchases like these? Would you consider such a monthly subscription or are you more likely to purchase individual artisan pieces? I would love to hear in the comments!

Feeling world traveled on the edge,

Shelbee

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**This post was written in collaboration with GlobeIn. I received the products free of charge in exchange for my review. The opinions stated herein are my honest opinions and were in no way influenced by the company and no other compensation was received.

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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

21 Responses

  1. Sounds like a great company!!
    Jaymie

  2. Your beautiful smile always give me new hope. nice review.
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  3. You got a lot of really cute things! I love that glass/vase!

  4. I love when brands have purposes. It’s amazing that they help lower poverty levels in the countries where the products are handmade. Sounds like a great box and company. Thanks for sharing!

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    • It is so true, Candace. I know I often get too caught up in just buying from big retailers because it is convenient. But it so important to buy form companies that give back to the community as well. Thanks for reading!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  5. I admire companies like this that strive to better life for others. I hadn’t heard of GlobeIn before reading your post, so I’m glad you shared! I love the box they sent you, some unique pieces! My favorite is the glass that you’re thinking of using as a vase; it’s so pretty. I need to go check out their site and see what all they have. The subscription box does intrigue me!

    Jane
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    • Thanks so much for reading my review, Jane! GlobeIn has some really cool gift ideas, too! I am so loving the cutting board that I linked…I may have to gift it to myself! And I agree…the artisan boxes are very cool!

      xoxo
      Shelbee

  6. Isn’t it so nice to learn about companies that aren’t in your face all the time? And when they do good, too—bonus!
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  7. I like the idea of the re purposing! What a different kind of company! Sounds like it’d make a thoughtful gift for someone!

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  8. I love the basket and the glass/vase. Definitely worth more than at a box store once you hear the story behind it. Brings good energy into your home! (And the other items too).

  9. Sounds like such a cool company doing great things. Going to have to check this out. Thanks for sharing

  10. I love the sound of the company, and the pieces you received are lovely – that hand blown glass is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity. 🙂

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