At the root, we are genuine and curious explorers. We love authentic products made by real people and have traveled to some of the most remote places on earth, connecting the lives of some of the least known and most imperiled indigenous craftsmen, who are to be prized for their distinctive lifestyles, art and traditions.
Facing the headwinds of globalization, craftsmen traditions are on the verge of extinction. Witnessing the vanishing tribal cultures around the world, we aspired to preserve the next generation of global craftsmen by uncovering the trapped value in the handmade economy.
We created GlobeIn to make a difference in the lives of local artisans by connecting them with the global economy.
That desire drives us to be a different kind of online marketplace. One with a focus on creating opportunities for all artisans. One that is not limited by technology but expanded by it. One that is motivated not by what is easy for us, but by what will be most meaningful for them. One that values not only our artisans crafts, but also their passion, their history and their culture.
This would not be possible without our Artisan Helpers — a uniquely dedicated group of travelers who seek out talented artisans from even the most remote corners of the world. They not only photograph their wares — they take the time to capture the living stories behind their works. They navigate the technology so that there will be no barriers to con- necting these local artisans to the world marketplace. Ultimately, they empower our arti- sans to expand their incomes and by doing so, support the stability of their communities.
At GlobeIn, our shoppers discover these wonderful one-of-a-kind wares and hear the sto- ries of our artisans first hand. With each click, they become armchair travelers and share in another culture. With each purchase, they support not just an artisan, but their craft and their communities as well.
How We Do It
When you buy something on GlobeIn, you are paying the artisan's price + 25%. Now, divide that 25% markup into two pieces. Ten goes back into the country and community, and 15 goes to GlobeIn.