May Day Reflections

It is gloriously sunny here in historic Port Gamble. We’re only  a week away from Tango Zulu’s one year anniversary, and as I look at all of our beautiful fair trade African baskets and handmade soaps and other treasures, I reflect on how fast it all went and how quickly we grew.  A year ago we had piles of kiondo bags, Burkina bags, African baskets, Indian kaftans, Tibetan monk’s bags, and ox bone carvings in our kitchen at home.  We were feverishly working to get our store ready in time for Mother’s Day weekend.  I remember programming the cash register at 2am the morning we opened, but we did manage to open on time.  From that day on it has been lots of long hours, a steep learning curve, and deep enjoyment of the process and the people we have meant along the way.  We’re happy to be part of the Port Gamble & North Kitsap community, and of the worldwide fair trade community as well.  I’m looking forward to seeing where our second year takes us.


About tangozuluimports

***This blog has been retired as of 1/1/2013. We invite you to follow us at*** This blog is about the products and business practices of Tango Zulu Imports, a small fair trade company in historic Port Gamble, Washington. We carry an array of artisan products from developing countries, with a specialty in African baskets.
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