I love a good subscription box… You know this! However, I am also trying to reduce clutter in a major way in preparation for baby. So I am being extra picky with which ones I will invest in and work with. I definitely couldn’t say no to a GlobeIn box, though– I mean, handmade, ethically-sourced, artisan-supporting products from all around the world? Thats a yes. I will say, not every box is fully vegan, so I did take my time researching which ones I could use and promote in good conscience. The broad term “ethical” as it relates to fashion/products/etc. has, to me, certainly come to entail supporting human rights, dignity, safety and welfare; but I will also never sacrifice my beliefs as it pertains to the rights and treatment of animals. So for me it’s always gotta be cruelty-free (no animal testing) and vegan (no animal products). Always.
Now, back to GlobeIn! The skinny is that you can get the boxes for yourself, or gift them… There are many different themes to choose from, and the boxes always contain at least 4-5 specially curated, artisan goods of at least a $70 total value. The items come from all over the world, and, appropriately, the purchase of your box will support people all over the world. From providing employment to handicapped artisans to saving elephants to feeding hungry children, you can see the full impact of subscribing to these boxes HERE.
In the photo in this post, I am wearing & carrying fair trade items from the Fashion Forward Box as I headed out for some pool time last weekend. I LOVE the stories behind every single piece. The main item is the caftan, sustainably made by Symbology Clothing (I wrote an article on them a couple of years ago, here). While I love the caftan as a chic cover up as shown here, if you follow me on Instagram you might recognize it from this photo! It’s super cute worn as a tunic with leggings or jeans.) My clutch was handwoven in Oaxaca, Mexico, and is roomy enough to hold all of my poolside essentials– sunglasses, sunscreen, phone, keys. These types of woven bags are trendy right now, and I love that I have “the real thing”– and one that is ethically-made, at that. Also included in my Fashion Box was a delicate pineapple ring, handmade through a very intricate process in Bali to honor their culture. I love my ring, and have worn it twice with “fancy clothes.” I also scored some vegan, cruelty-free, yummy-smelling coconut vanilla hand & body cream. The cream is by Alaffia, an ethical company that has ensured the health of almost 5,000 newborns and mothers and planted nearly 60,000 trees in West Africa.
I can’t say enough about GlobeIn. Everything they offer is SO interesting and full of soul, and you get to help others while learning about other cultures via beautiful handmade items. Check out their various box themes, and give one a go. Or gift a subscription to someone who would appreciate an outside-the-box (pun intended) present for the next birthday or holiday… What a meaningful way to celebrate life.