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GlobeIn Impact Report 2019
Our mission
Our Mission
GlobeIn is a purpose-driven company growing in parallel with entrepreneurial artisan partners from around the world with the aim of enriching individuals and their communities. We are devoted to transparent business practices, equitable and sustainable partnerships, and respect for cultural continuity. We strive to connect conscious consumers with delightful products and the talented artisans who make them, thereby strengthening the bonds of our global community.
We started GlobeIn with the vision that there are millions of people working really hard around the world producing great products that are both beautiful and practical.
Vlad, Co-founder and CEO
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Some of the artisans and suppliers we've built relationships with around the world
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Our values
Respectful communication
We are transparent not only with our HQ staff, but also with our artisans and customers. We use inclusive language and are committed to being respectful in all forms of communication, even if it means that someone asks us to do better. We understand that there is a time to talk and a time to listen.
Mindful leadership
We all work toward our mission by practicing integrity and empathy. We are committed to making a measurable positive impact. Additionally, we are focused on making space for marginalized voices to be heard.
Trust and support
We trust each other and the artisans. We support and enable each other to grow, we celebrate our wins, and we take responsibility for our mistakes together.
Openness
We practice openness by providing access to knowledge to all team members knowledge is never owned, it is always shared. We are humble and always willing to do better. We are always learning and growing, embracing change, and encouraging and maintaining curiosity.
Team members
We have 30+ team members –
meet some of them here:
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Angela
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Cam
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Dima
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Idriss
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Jason
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Kelli
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Igor
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Johanna
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Julie
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Jenna
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Jessica
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Marina
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Vilma
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Leo
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Manali
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Pamela
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Reese
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Serge
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Sophie
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Kimberley
A Different Type of Business
GlobeIn partners with, and supports multiple parts of the artisan sector:
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2019 numbers at a glance
GlobeIn partners with, and supports multiple parts of the artisan sector:
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Countries we sourced from
Partner organizations
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Individual artisans
Products purchased by customers
What does it take for a Moroccan palm leaf bag to get to you?
GlobeIn partners with, and supports multiple parts of the artisan sector:
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What does it take for a Moroccan palm leaf bag to get to you?
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Learn about the
process
Aine Jnane is a remote village where the artisans live and work. From there, the bags are taken across uneven roads to Oued Imil, which is the closest town 40 minutes away. It's too bumpy to use a motorbike and carry the bags, so they must wait until there is a car available.
Total amount of time country:
9,5 hours
Total distance:
886 km
Wow, that's a lot of steps! How does
GlobeIn do it?
We're very lucky to have 2 Country Managers in Mexico and Morocco who find artisans, work with them to understand their barriers to access, and manage our operations on the ground. With their expertise, we are able to build relationships with smaller, more remote artisans and connect their crafts to the global market.
Wow, that's a lot of steps! How does
GlobeIn do it?
We're very lucky to have 2 Country Managers in Mexico and Morocco who find artisans, work with them to understand their barriers to access, and manage our operations on the ground. With their expertise, we are able to build relationships with smaller, more remote artisans and connect their crafts to the global market.
2019 Artisan Boxes
Our Artisan Boxes feature exclusive GlobeIn-designed products sourced from countries all around the world, handmade by skilled artisans—many of whom are located in rural communities ...
Angela, Head of Artisan Product
Brew Box
Origins:
Tunisia, India, Kenya, Peru
Masquerade Box
Origins:
Mexico, India, Sri Lanka
Tasting Box
Origins:
Mexico, India, Rwanda
Revive Box
Origins:
India, Uganda, Peru, Bangladesh
Delish Box
Origins:
Mexico, India, Morocco
Warmth Box
Origins:
Morocco, Paraguay, Mexico, Kenya
Sizzle Box
Origins:
Vietnam, Morocco, India, South Africa
Salud Box
Origins:
Morocco, Mexico
Amore Box
Origins:
Thailand, Morocco, South Africa, Mexico, India
Picnic Box
Origins:
Ghana, Mexico, India
Slurp Box
Origins:
Morocco, Mexico, Kenya, China
Feast Box
Origins:
Morocco, India, Kenya
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Real Impact, Every Month
You're more than just a member when you join. Become part of a community that makes a real difference for artisans across the world with the monthly Artisan Fund. Learn more about our community involvement here.
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The stories behind the products
The stories behind the products
Abdeslam
Marrakech, Morocco
Abdeslam is well respected in the ceramic artisan commu nity for his eye-catching designs and amazing quality. He is self-taught and now leads his own studio. Abdeslam is very hands-on and passionate about his work—so much so, that he personally teaches every single person working with him! When we asked the artisans about their experience working with Abdeslam, they said that they look up to him as a father and as an inspiration, and that the studio feels like a family environment.
Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Support Safe and Empowering Working Conditions, Develop Transparent and Accountable Relationships, Pay Promptly and Fairly Sources: The CIA Facebook, the World Bank website, the Trading Economics website, and the USAID website. Company information provided by Khaloufi Abdeslam.
In 2019, we worked with 30 artisans In the Khaloufi Abdeslam’s Studio
Parners for 1 Year
The stories behind the products
The stories behind the products
Farzana
Moradabad, India
Farzana is the mother of four boys, manager of her house, de facto cook at all family functions, and on top of all of that, a talented artisan. Her husband taught her to make crafts, and together, they have established their very own workshop. Through Farzana and her husband's joint efforts, they look forward to supporting their sons on their educational journeys. Farzana values formal education greatly and has instilled that value in her sons
Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Create Opportunities for Economically and Socially Marginalized Producers, Promote Fair Trade, Ensure the Rights of Children Sources: WorldBank Data, the BBC. Social impact figures provided by Noah's Ark.
In 2019, we worked with 150 artisans In the Noah's Ark community
Parners for 3 Year
The stories behind the products
The stories behind the products
Millicent
Accra, Ghana
At a young age, Millicent moved to a new city to pursue a career. After seven years of hard work, she learned a new skill, sewing, that propelled her into a new industry. Millicent started working with Trashy Bags, where she has been working the past twelve years. She has learned and grown a great deal and appreciates the support she gets from working for Trashy Bags, which allows her to balance work and family effectively.
Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Cultivate Environmental Stewardship, Pay Promptly and Fairly, Build Capacity Sources: The World Bank Data and the CIA Facebook, the WHO website, the Trashy Bags website
In 2019, we worked with 35 makers In the Trashy Bags community
Partners for 4 Year
The stories behind the products
The stories behind the products
Juana, San Cristobal Amatlán
Oaxaca, Mexico
Juana lives and weaves in the indigenous community of San Cristobal Amatlán. She has been a GlobeIn artisan leader since 2017. Throughout her time with GlobeIn, she has organized a team of 18 other artisans and helped teach them to produce high-quality palm products. With the money that she has earned with GlobeIn, Juana and her husband have added extra rooms to their house, and most importantly have been able to help their eldest daughter Emilia receive a university education.
Featured Fair Trade Federation Principles: Respect Cultural Identity, Promote Fair Trade, Pay Promptly and Fairly Sources: "Government versus Teachers: The Challenges of Educational Progress in Oaxaca, Mexico" from Columbia University, and the Explorando Mexico website.
In 2019, we worked with 170 artisans In the Basket Weaving Community
Partners for 5 Year
2019 Artisan Fund
In 2019 we launched the Artisan Fund as a way to go above and beyond a traditional maker-buyer-seller relationship and to create a holistic initiative to support these incredible communities more directly.
For each fund, we collaborate with the supplier partners to understand where the money will be best spent, research how to make the initiative happen, and then raise the donations for them; each fund is unique to the supplier requests. 100% of the donations go directly toward community workshops, trainings, and health sessions—no strings attached.
January and July
Basket Weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico
Products acquired
$327,968
Artisan fund contribution
$2,895
February and August
Bolga Basket Weavers in Bolgatanga, Ghana
Products acquired
$170,852
Artisan fund contribution
$4,190
January and July
Detail Artisans in Northwestern India
Products acquired
$451,303
Artisan fund contribution
$3,635
April and October
Glassblowers in Tonalá, Mexico
Products acquired
$355,926
Artisan fund contribution
$2,975
May
Ceramicists in Safi, Morocco
Products acquired
$104,406
Artisan fund contribution
$1,080
June and December
Seamstresses in Accra, Ghana
Products acquired
$64,768
Artisan fund contribution
$3,270
November
Ceramicists in Marrakech, Morocco
Products acquired
$235,030
Artisan fund contribution
$2,040
GlobeIn collaborates with partner
groups around the world
By combining our resources,
we are able to bring global reach
to artisans.
Principles sourced from the Fair Trade Federation
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Cities and villages
150
Countries
43
Artisans
5479
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Challenges and Opportunities
for GlobeIn
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Sustainability
There is always room to improve our impact on the environment, so we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our packaging, improve efficiency in shipping and receiving, and support artisans in responsible waste management.
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Artisan Relationships
We acknowledge that having open and honest conversations with artisans is the key to win-win negotiations. It’s important to continue building authentic cross-cultural relationships, which takes time and patience on both sides. Another ongoing challenge is sourcing products at price-points that fit our customers' budgets and create great returns for artisans.
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Team Compassion & Learning
Our team is committed to engaging in courageous conversations about our work and the complex power dynamics that influence international trade. We are continuously examining our own biases and considering the often invisible barriers to our partners' equitable participation in the global market.
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