Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
We have wonderful new coil baskets from Uganda and Kenya, like the Sata basket pictured here. These fair trade baskets are beautiful enough to use strictly as an art piece, but they are equally well-suited for holding soap, bread, or other household items. Shop online or visit our fair trade store in Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
We have some brand new styles of Bolga baskets in stock, as we continue to build our African basket collection. These cylinder baskets come in three sizes and have inset handles. Depending on the size, they may great wastebaskets, potted plant holders, or laundry baskets. Look for more new styles on the website soon, and they are already available in out Port Gamble, WA fair trade store.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We have beautiful new Uganda coil baskets, like the one pictured here. These fair trade African baskets are also available in brown. Here are the details:
Diameter: Approximately 16"
Depth: Approximately 6"
Color and Pattern: Green Starburst
Country of Origin: Uganda
This beautiful handmade coil basket is a traditional fair trade product from Uganda. It is round with a flat bottom and is very stable and symmetrical. It has a green and cream starburst pattern and is approximately 16" in diameter and 6" deep. This striking African basket has a loop for hanging and a tight, durable weave. It is suitable as an art piece but also makes a wonderful bowl for bread, fruit, and other household items. This coil basket is made from dyed and natural raffia (a type of palm) strips, which are wrapped around local grasses and stalks of banana palm leaves, resulting in a sustainable product with little impact on the environment. Because each Uganda coil basket is handwoven, the basket you receive may vary slightly from the one in the image, although it will be very similar.
When you purchase a fair trade item like this Uganda coil basket, you receive a beautiful artisan product while helping a family in a developing country raise their standard of living. Additionally, you are playing an important part in keeping traditional crafts alive.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
This great organic cotton dress is from Uganda, and is a fair trade product. It comes in multiple colors. They each have a simple t-shirt shape that works with a lot of different body types, and are super soft and comfortable. They come with a multicolored Ugandan wax cloth sash that can be used as a scarf or a belt.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
We love our gorgeous new fair trade wax cloth bags from Uganda. Not only are they fair trade products that help Ugandan women support their families, they are made from organic cotton and so are environmentally friendly. They come in an assortment of patterns and colors. Also, don't forget to use coupon code fairtrade through July 31st for a 10% discount on all our products, from felted soap to African baskets to fused glass jewelry.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
In the next two weeks we're expecting some new styles of African baskets, including two brand new versions of Bolga baskets, Fulani baskets, and Nigerian baskets. We're also expecting African art, like the banana leaf art from Kenya pictured here, and some lovely paintings from Senegal. Fused Glass jewelry from Chile, olive wood and ebony utensils from Kenya, and Shanzu Lamu bags also from Kenya. Last but not least, more felted soap is on the way!