Sunday, August 28, 2011

African Basket Stock

Our current African basket selection includes Wolof prayer mat baskets from Senegal, Bolga baskets from Ghana, Zulu baskets from South Africa, Nubian baskets from Kenya, coil baskets from Uganda and Nigeria, fruit baskets from Tanzania, Darfur baskets from Sudan, and Fulani baskets from Mali. We recognize that African has many more styles of baskets that we aren't yet carrying, and we'll continue to seek out well made, attractive, fair trade African baskets.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New Inventory This Week

This week we're expecting new Wolof baskets from Senegal, felted soap from good old Kitsap County, handmade baby clothes from Ghana, ox bone jewelry from Kenya, and organic cotton clothing from India. I'm sure I left off a few things as well. Keep an eye on our home page, new products are always listed on the right hand side.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beautiful Weekend Coming Up!

It's supposed to be hot and sunny all weekend, so come on out to Port Gamble if you're in the vicinity and check out our fair trade store. We have a great selection of African baskets, handmade soap, Tunisian kitchenware, and lots of great fair trade clothing. If you can't make it to Port Gamble you can always shop online, and we'll hook you up with free shipping on orders over $100.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New African Baskets

We're pleased to announce we've expanded our African basket collection to include banana fiber baskets from Kenya, Nubian baskets also from Kenya, and Wolof prayer mat baskets from Senegal. They join our large inventory of fair trade Bolga baskets from Ghana, Zulu baskets from South Africa, Darfur baskets from Sudan, coil baskets from Kenya and Uganda, and assorted table top baskets from Tanzania, Nigeria, and Mali. Shop online at or visit our fair trade store in historic Port Gamble in Washington State. Don't forget we offer free shipping throughout the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii, on orders over $100.Link

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Handmade Soap

We just got a fresh batch of felted soap in. This fun and fragrant soap is handmade here in Kitsap County, WA. We're getting even more in this Tuesday the 16th. We're also receiving a big old batch of "regular" handmade soap on Tuesday, including our popular lavender soap and a brand new beer soap made with Hale's Cream Stout. We'll soon be carrying handmade shave bars and pet shampoo as well. Our selection of Kitsap handmade soap continues to expand along with its popularity.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Baby Clothes!

We are expanding our infant clothing line in response to customer requests. We have been carrying a few baby clothing items and now we are expanding into a new line of more colorful baby dresses, like this adorable reversible handmade dress. We also have body suits, bibs, and other baby items, mostly handmade in Ghana. Check us out online or at our Port Gamble store.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Open House 8/11/11

Tango Zulu Imports is hosting the Kingston Chamber of Commerce August After-Hours this Thursday the 11th from 5:30-7:30. We'll have food, beverages, and door prizes; and the cash register will be open so you can get your shopping on! The event is open to all. We'll have tons of new products out, including Uganda coil baskets, Nepalese scarves and clothing, fresh felted soap, and ebony wood utensils. It's a nice opportunity to network while you enjoy refreshments and a little shopping.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Handwoven African Hats

We have a wide selection of handwoven African hats at Tango Zulu Imports. Our Fulani hats are herder's hats and are made in Mali and Burkina Faso. We also carry and array of straw sun hats from Burkina Faso, in both children's and adult's sizes and with and without chin straps. If you purchase one of them, you should wet the crown, put it on your head, then remove it and allow it to air dry. It will conform very well to the shape of your head if you do this. These hats are durable, handsome, and are fair trade products. You can buy our African hats online or in our fair trade shop in Kitsap County, WA.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New Stock Next Week

We have several shipments of new inventory coming next week. From Kenya we're expecting olive wood and ebony utensils, banana leaf art, and earrings. Nepal is contributing beautiful cotton embroidered shirts, scarves, handbags, and felted wool pot holders and trivets. New Zulu baskets from South Africa are on the way as well. We have some lovely fused glass earrings from Chile en route, and our popular fair trade Bolga baskets from Ghana. Finally, we should be receiving Indian kaftans and handbags. Later in the month we'll get more felted soap, beer soap, organic cotton clothing from Uganda and India, and baby clothing from Ghana. We'll be busy! It's always a lot of fun to unpack a box and see what's inside.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

African Coil Baskets

We're increasing our inventory of African coil baskets, like this beauty from Uganda. We have some from Tanzania and Kenya as well as from Uganda, and they range in diameter from about 9" up to 17". They are beautiful on a wall, coffee table, or counter top; and make great gift baskets. They are all fair trade and high quality.

Monday, August 1, 2011

August at Tango Zulu

There's a lot going on at Tango Zulu and in Port Gamble this month. The town is hosting a 1/2 marathon; Paddle Kitsap, a fully supported paddle around the north Kitsap Peninisula; the town-wide sidewalk sale; the Maritime Music Festival, the Port Gamble Rock & Blues Festival; and the continuing run of The Mousetrap at the Port Gamble Theater. Look here for the details of Port Gamble events this month.

We're running an online special through September 30th. Use the coupon code "soap" when you check out to receive 10% off all our soap and shampoos, with no minimum purchase required. We're adding shave bars and pet shampoo to the collection this month, so stay tuned for more details.

More African baskets and olive wood utensils arrive tomorrow, and look for more jewelry from Kenya and Chile in a week or so. We're also expecting more organic cotton clothing, banana leaf art, and Indian kaftans.

Enjoy the last bit of summer!