Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wolof Baskets from Senegal

We have our best ever selection of Wolof baskets from Senegal in stock at our Seattle store and also available online. These are sturdy, water-resistant baskets with rigid walls, so they hold their shape well. They are woven from grass and plastic strips and have a more modern look than many of our African baskets. They are a good choice for laundry hampers, towel storage, recycling bins and toy storage, and we like the smaller ones for stashing bread or coffee in. Our Wolof baskets are all fair trade products imported by Swahili Wholesale, a member of the Fair Trade Federation. The price range is $29.99 to $124.99.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Wool Knit Christmas Stockings from Nepal are Here

~ by Tracy Zhu, Owner

I know, I know, it's terribly early to post about Christmas. However, every year we have customers awaiting our fall shipment of handmade wool knit Christmas stockings from Nepal, and since some styles sell out quickly, we like to get word out early. Our 2016 selection is now in stock and available online. They won't be in our brick and mortar stores in Port Gamble, Bainbridge Island, and Seattle for a few more weeks. These beautiful fair trade knit Christmas stockings are 100% wool and are imported by Ganesh Himal Trading, a venerable fair trade organization in Spokane, Washington.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Our Bainbridge Store is Moving!

~ by Tracy Zhu, owner

Our little Bainbridge Island store, located in Winslow Green, will be moving later this month just two doors down. The new address is 160 Winslow Way West, the former home of Island Sports. Because we're only moving a few yards away, it should be the easiest move ever, right? We will be closed on Sunday, October 23rd for the big push, and should re-open at the new location at 10:00am Monday, October 24th. We are moving because the new space is brighter, more visible, and is on a corner.

Texture Clothing skirts from Bellingham, WA and a Bolga basket from Ghana in our current Bainbridge Island location.