GlobeIn: February Artisan Box Spoilers!
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The theme of the February Artisan Box is…Rise & Shine!
For some, morning is a lot like…bumper bowling. For others, it’s a cottony cave crawled through toward coffee. Whatever the case, when we offer ourselves that precious and occasional gift of not rushing, we discover that the wash of sleep has left us clean, soft, and receptive to simple, sensual AM pleasures. Like that ray of sunlight fanned out across the kitchen floor. Like each of the items in this month’s kit…
What is GlobeIn Artisan Subscription Box?
Within the Monthly Artisan Gift Box you will receive up to 3 handcrafted items, created by artisans! Included will also be printed card with the theme and background of the selected artisan. The best thing is that Artisans are able to set their own prices, and GlobeIn does receive commission, so artisans receive 100% of the profits!
1) Olive Wood Spatula by Le Souk Olivique from Tunisia (Retail $10).
Le Souk Olivique, a Tunisian wood-working studio is responsible for creating both your spatula and wood spreader (see below), and for generally being a saving grace to young Tunisian artisans affected by a failing economy. The 2007 world financial crisis lead to the closure of many Tunisian textile factories that exported to the European market. Mouna Maamouri, age 36, worked in a textile factory that shut down, compromising her and her husband’s ability to provide for their four children.
Enter Le Souk. The company hired Mouna in 2014 to help with the process of oiling wooden kitchen implements, such as your spatula. After the piece has been cut and sanded, Mouna dunks it into a tub of Le Souk’s special finishing oil made of mineral oil, paraffin wax, and beeswax. Ahh how smooth it feels, family life dunked in the warm hug of financial stability.
Suggested use: Pancakes…flip em!
2) Olive Wood Spreader by Le Souk Olivique from Tunisia (Retail $7).
Your olive wood spreader is hand carved by Tarik Tlili, who joined Le Souk in 2013, after he lost his job at a furniture factory in Nabeul in 2013 when the factory shut down (sadly, not a unique story in post-revolution Tunisia).
Particularly deft at using the machinery to create curves and round pieces, Tarek’s steady hand is responsible for your new knife’s delicate slope. Meanwhile, his alliance with Le Souk has carved a quiet prosperity into his and his family’s future.
Suggested use: Spread something soft and delicious onto something warm and crisp…
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