GlobeIn: March Artisan Box Second Spoiler!
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The theme of the March Artisan Box is…Memory!
Memory goes backward and forward in time. As in, “Remember that time we…” and “Don’t forget to…” Memory encapsulates our nostalgia for the past, our plans and dreams moving forward, and those pesky little to-dos that will get us there.
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!
Weekly Planner by Marie Mae Co. (Retail Value $18).
A stationery company, Marie Mae outsources design work as a way of supporting African artisan-entrepreneurs. Your planner was designed by Ewurama in Ghana. As a child, Ewurama made pictures from the terrazzo patterns in the floors of her home. Today, she is starting her own textile design company.
Meanwhile, in Rwanda, the Marie Mae Business school offers its students one hour of training per each product sold. One student, Xavera, dreams of becoming an independent businesswoman able to fund a complete education for her three children and see them, in turn, thrive professionally.
In the school, Xavera has developed the elusive and yet vital visionary qualities of the entrepreneur, such as the ability to identify hidden markets right under her nose. She and her coworkers soon plan to pitch local school leaders with the idea of their producing all local school uniforms for the next year. Pretty clever!
Made in the US. Designed in Ghana. Each planner provides an hour of Business School training for students in Rwanda.
Wooden Photo Frame from Turkey (Retail Value $15).
Wooden frame production is Celebi Erturk’s family business, and they’ve been at it for over 100 years, ever since his great-grandfather migrated to Istanbul from the poor, eastern city of Bagistas. Surely his great-grandfather would be happy to know that after all this time, Celebi’s generation has recently opened a showroom and begun exporting to neighboring countries.
Although Celebi’s business does not offer any formal training programs, he and his family make a point of giving a helping hand to individuals who wish to learn the craft. Currently, 50 craftsmen work in Celebi’s atelier. Soon, his sons will open their own ateliers, carrying their family lineage both forward in time and outward into the community as a resource for those seeking to learn a trade.
Materials: fir tree wood
Fits 4×6-inch photo
Suggested use: Fill with a happy photo. Station at your desk or work area. Take momentary wanders.
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