Thursday, June 30, 2011

Felted Wool from Nepal


We have lots of beautiful new fair trade felted wool items from Nepal, like the felted oven mitt pictured here. We also have felted coasters, trivets, and pot holders, all handmade in Nepal. They are beautiful and functional, and help people with few options for making a good living earn a decent income. Buying products like these really does help improve the lives of the artisans who craft them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eucalyptus Sea Salt Soap

Our popular Eucalyptus Sea Salt Soap is now back in stock. Our handmade sea salt soaps are made locally here in Kitsap County. They all have a bentonite clay base, which combined with the sea salt helps draw impurities from the skin. Sea salt bars are great for oily skin, but they aren't drying. The eucalyptus bar has no artificial ingredients and is a refreshing cleanser.Link

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Fair Trade African Baskets


We specialize in fair trade African baskets at Tango Zulu, your Kitsap fair trade store. We always have a great selection of Zulu baskets, Bolga baskets, Darfur baskets, and assorted other fair trade baskets in stock. Whether you're looking for a utilitarian market basket or a collectible Zulu basket to be used strictly as an art piece, we have a something for you. Thank you for supporting fair trade through buying artisan products.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Port Gamble Events

Historic Port Gamble hosts diverse events throughout the year, from a Renaissance Fair to a Civil War Re-enactment to a Ghost Conference. For all the details check out the official Port Gamble website. And of course, you can come anytime to north Kitsap county to visit our fair trade store, where you can find African baskets, sisal purses, felted soap, Nepalese clothing, and much more.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Zulu Baskets


We have a nice selection of beautiful Zulu Ukhamba beer baskets. These collectible fair trade African baskets are used in lieu of pottery in their native South Africa, and are characterized by rigid walls, a remarkably tight weave, and a tight fitting lid. Zulu baskets are usually bulb shaped and dyed in earth tones. They are truly works of art. Shop online for your Zulu basket or pick one out at our Kitsap fair trade store in Port Gamble, WA.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Special Offers at Tango Zulu

At Tango Zulu we always offer free shipping on purchases over $100, both in our fair trade store in Port Gamble, WA and on our website. We also currently have an internet-only coupon code, fairtrade, which gives you 10% off your purchase through the end of July. Some of our African baskets are on sale, as well as Shamila jewlery and these great African handbags from Burkina Faso.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

African Baskets with Lids

We just got in a new shipment of African baskets with lids. These Bolga baskets come in multiple sizes and colors. Some types have leather handles as well. They are great for storing yarn, toys, and laundry and look beautiful as well. We offer free shipping throughout the U.S. on orders over $100, so this is a great time to stock up on fair trade African baskets, handmade soap, Nepalese clothing, and other artisan products.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

African Handbags


We're having a tough time keeping this sisal purse and our other African handbags in stock. We have beautiful Kiondo bags (sisal handbags from Kenya), and woven Ghana handbags like the one pictured here. We still have a few hard-to-find mud cloth bags and hope to have more soon. We'll continue to add to our African purse collection.Link

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Organic Cotton Clothing

We have beautiful, soft, fair trade organic cotton apparel in stock from Uganda, India, and Nepal. Come by our fair trade store in Kitsap County, WA, and check it out! also, as always, we have a broad selection of Bolga market baskets and other African baskets; and many other fair trade products.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Stock

In the coming week we're expecting new African baskets with lids, organic cotton clothing from Uganda, scarves and incense from Nepal, and other great fair trade products. We just got in more handmade ceramic mugs from Tunisia and IWAKO Japanese erasers as well. Thanks to our great vendors as well as our customers for supporting fair trade in Kitsap County.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sisal Bags


In the market for a sisal bag? Tango Zulu has a great selection of sisal purses, AKA Kiondo bags, from Kenya. Sisal handbags are incredibly durable and look great. We have both lined and unlined versions. For a similar look, check out our woven Bolga handbags from Ghana.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

IWAKO Erasers

If you're in Kitsap County or on the Olympic Peninsula and are looking for IWAKO Japanese erasers, Tango Zulu in Port Gamble is your source. We have far more in the store than we have listed online, and we update our selection frequently. These non-toxic, environmentally safe erasers are popular among middle school children (and a lot of adults like them too!) Most have removal parts which makes it possible to switch out, for example, a unicorn's mane for one of another color. Japanese erasers are fun, safe, and adorable.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beer Soap for Father's Day

Our handmade beer soap makes a great Father's Day gift. It's made in small batches here in Kitsap County in Washington State. Our beer soap lathers beautifully, smells fresh, and is 100% natural. What's not to love?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fair Trade Baskets

Our fair trade African basket collection continues to grow. What began with a handful of Ghana Bolga baskets a year ago has turned into a large and varied selection of Bolga baskets (we usually have several hundred pieces in stock in multiple shapes, sizes, and patterns); Zulu baskets from South Africa, and Darfur baskets from Sudan. We're still looking for more fair trade basket sources, as we know we've barely tapped what Africa has to offer. Shop online or visit us at our Port Gamble, WA fair trade store.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kitsap Medieval Faire


The 29th annual Kitsap Medieval Faire is in Port Gamble this weekend. At $5 a day (children are free), it's a bargain. Check out their website for all the details. At Tango Zulu we have all kinds of authentic medieval items if you need to stock up on your old school supplies. Our African baskets have been used for centuries for storage and toting, and our handmade soaps are old fashioned lye based soaps. We have an assortment of handmade clothing from Nepal, India, Mali, and Uganda that would be at home in the Middle Ages. Ditto for our bone and horn African jewelry and blown glass jewelry from Tibet and Chile. This is just a smattering of our Medieval Faire-appropriate products, so come on down and get your gear!