Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Fair Trade Easter

Happy Spring to all of you, although it's not feeling too springlike in our corner of the world.  There is a lot to think about in the coming weeks, with summer clothes coming in and planning for Easter, World Fair Trade Day, and Mother's Day.  Oh, and our 2nd anniversary on May 8th!  Look for some great sales around that time.

We invite you to celebrate a fair trade Easter with handmade African baskets and soapstone eggs.    We have a huge selection of Bolga baskets, Zulu baskets, and other African baskets, all fair trade and crafted from sustainable materials.  The soapstone eggs are fair trade, handmade products from Kenya.  We also offer hundreds of small items perfect for an Easter basket, like Japanese erasers and felted soap.

Shop online or visit our brick and mortar store in historic Port Gamble, WA.  Happy Easter season, and thank you for supporting fair trade!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Fair Trade Products from Uganda

We have an increasing number of beautiful fair trade products from Uganda, like the organic cotton dress shown here.  With the current focus on Joseph Kony, we wish to point out there are many good things happening in northern Uganda.  Fair trade groups are working with farmers and seamstresses to use locally sourced organic cotton to create clothing and accessories and export them abroad.  The result is farmers and artisans getting a chance at lifting themselves out of poverty while preserving local art forms, like wax cloth prints, and minimizing environmental impact.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day Sale

Spur of the moment sale: to celebrate International Women's Day, and the hundreds of female artisans that craft our products, use coupon code SISTER for 20% off your order, no restrictions, today only. http://www.tangozuluimports.com/

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Handbag Sale

Use coupon code SPRING for 10% off handbags through 3/31/12.  We have a wide range of beautiful bags and purses from countries as diverse as Rwanda, Nepal, Burkina Faso, India, and Viet Nam.  The monk's bag pictured here is a popular cross-body style, and we have it in multiple color combinations. 

Also, if you have a moment check out our Tango Zulu Imports board on Pinterest, where you'll see new products and news.

Happy Spring!