Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fair Trade Items from Africa

We're proud to stock some fabulous fair trade items from Africa, like soapstone carvings, wood bead bracelets, and handwoven baskets. If you're looking for unique, handmade gifts that help support artisans with few options for making a living, you should give these a look. As with all our items, they ship for free on orders over $100. Pick out a fair trade African basket and other treasures and let us pay for shipping! Also, if you stop in to our gift shop in Port Gamble, the free shipping also applies to store sales over $100.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Art in the Woods 2010

Art in the Woods is coming up Nov. 12-14 and is looking to be just fabulous. This self-guided studio tour of North Kitsap artists will include 19 stops and dozens of artists. It’s a great opportunity to see artists at work and buy some wonderful products. This year the Beverly Hooks Fine Art Studio in Port Gamble is on the itinerary. Her work is beautiful, and her studio is just across the street from Tango Zulu, so please stop in and see her and if time permits, dash across the street and visit us! We have a fresh new shipment of African baskets in, more beautiful soapstone carvings, and some gorgeous new felted wool kitchen products. We encourage the public to support artisans both locally and in developing countries.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halloween in Port Gamble

Bring the kids to Port Gamble on Halloween between 1pm and 5pm! Most of the businesses are providing entertainment and treats. If you can, please bring a can of food per trick-or-treater to Dauntless Books for donation to the food bank. Tango Zulu Imports will be giving away candy all day.

While you're here, check out our African baskets. We just got a shipment in this afternoon, so inventory is at its peak. We also have IWAKO erasers and other cool things for the kids. And as always, we have plenty of clothing, handmade soaps and sea salt scrub bars, African jewelry, and much more!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10% Off African Baskets With Orange in Them!

To celebrate autumn, we're offering 10% off all African baskets with orange in them, like this one, through the end of November. Because there's no viable way to make this special work on the internet, it's only good in our Port Gamble gift shop - sorry! Just remind us when you buy the basket about the special so we remember to key in the discount. We'll be very liberal in our definition of orange, and the special applies to all shapes and sizes of African baskets. It's a great time to pick up a Halloween candy basket or a bread tray for the Thanksgiving table. Many of our Bolga baskets have orange tones that range from a golden-orange to a rusty-brown color, so it shouldn't be hard to find one you like. Happy fall!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Well Loved Hat

One of our internet customers purchased two African straw hats from us, and was kind enough to send these pictures of the hat they were replacing. Now that is a well loved hat! It also looks quite a bit like the West African straw hats we carry, which are made in Burkina Faso. I love getting the background story from customers, especially when we're able to help with a hard to find item. I hope the new hats provide as many good years as the old one did.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ideas for Autumn

The maples and elms here in Port Gamble are turning vivid shades of red and gold, and the town is gearing up for a full slate of paranormal-themed events this month. We have a nice assortment of African baskets with orange, rust, and gold hues that make perfect fall accessories. Small Bolga baskets are ideal for either gathering or dispersing Halloween candy (the small market baskets and small and medium flower baskets in particular.) We have Tanzania and Ghana fruit baskets that would look lovely at a Thanksgiving dinner, and plenty of other sizes and shapes in seasonal colors.

Prepare for the cold with our merino wool shawls from India and our hats and gloves from Nepal. We have them in kid's sizes as well as adults.

We're open seven days a week, 10am-5pm, except major holidays. If course, you can shop online anytime, and we offer free shipping for orders over $100 throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.

Happy fall to all!