This post is part of a paid collaboration with GlobeIn and I received a Refresh Box to review. All opinions are my own.
For one, it comes with a handmade straw hat that has a drawstring tie you can tighten around your chin or wear around your neck, which means it’ll stay put and I won’t constantly be asking Daniel where my hat went off to (I frequently lose things). It also includes a box of Numi Organic Tea and you may have noticed that I’m a Numi ambassador, writing a few posts a month for their blog. The woven wrap has the multi-use qualities I look for, and the Moroccan Tea glass rounds out the box perfectly.
The funny thing about finding products that seamlessly fit into your life is that you don’t always have much to say about them other than, “Yes!” So I’ll give you some details about the items and how they were made:
Tea Glass, Made in Morocco:
Funnily enough, I was just over at a friend’s house and she had this exact glass design! Handblown and hand painted, this glass was sourced from a female-run co-op. At my friend’s house, we used this as a whisky glass, but I’ve also drunk pomegranate tea at the Afghani restaurant out of a similar one. The size is great for small servings and after dinner drinks.
Moroccan Mint Tea, Sourced from North Africa:
Numi Tea is one of the most conscientious tea companies out there. Not only have they managed to scale to an international level (their teas are readily available in most cities in the US), they have a particular interest in helping their tea communities sustain and innovate. You can read my in depth interview with their staff here.
Kikoi Blanket, Made in Kenya:
Made with multiple uses in mind, this woven wrap was made in an ecofriendly factory and works as a throw, blanket, towel, and sarong. I’ve been taking lots of weekend trips, and I imagine this will work well to keep me warm in cold train cars and airplanes, and I can use it as a spare shower or beach towel once I arrive at my destination.
Sun Hat, Made in Mexico:
Made from dried palm leaves, this hat serves as natural SPF (I’m allergic to many sunscreen formulations, so hats are a godsend for me). Made in Oaxaca, where artisans are paid double their usual price for this item.
GlobeIn’s boxes would make great gifts, but I can also see them being useful to people just getting on the conscious consumerism wagon. They’re a good way to explore the variety and quality of ethically made products, and many of their boxes serve a specific purpose. I also like the Lunch Box and the Eco-to-Go box.
P.S. Thanks to some very good luck, I’m going to end up featuring both GlobeIn and MATTER Prints during the week they’ve partnered up for an Instagram giveaway. You can enter here.