GlobeIn has released the theme spoilers for the April 2016 Artisan Box. The theme is Spring Clean!
Wake up, Winter Bears!
Our mission this month is to get you geared up (literally) for the big spring clean, and maybe even…excited for it? For starters, let’s do some re-framing. Forget tedious chore and think sanctified ritual—you certainly wouldn’t be alone in doing so.
In Iran, for example, the March 21st vernal equinox signals the new year, and involves the tradition of “shaking the house” — use your imagination. And in China, sweeping the house at the new year is considered a way of sweeping out any bad luck that may have accumulated in the past one.
No matter where you are in the world, the opening of tiny new buds in spring suggests a chance to start fresh. We hope the items in this months box help you to invite a sense of spaciousness into the home in which to nurture whatever fragile, fledgling life you find winking and hopeful beneath the pile of last year.
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Each Spring Clean Box will come with… Fabric Wall Organizer from Peru (Retail Value $30).
In the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes, the village of Wanchaq receives a steady stream of tourists, yet disabled residents of the region find themselves cut off from this line of income, and from society in general.
Unable to use his feet, artisan Freddy Flores sews with one hand and moves the sewing machine pedal with the other. Freddy is a member of ASWAN, an organization dedicated to promoting education, entrepreneurship, and social integration among the disabled of the region. Membership allows Freddy and his fellow artisans the opportunity to exchange ideas and to teach each other new skills.
In the future, ASWAN envisions establishing a rehabilitation center for disabled persons, which would be the first of its kind in the country.
Suggested use: Offer some reprieve to that over-flowing drawer, or cluttered countertop. Fill with kitchen gadgets, gardening tools, toiletries, or office supplies.