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About tangozuluimports

***This blog has been retired as of 1/1/2013. We invite you to follow us at http://tangozuluimports.blogspot.com.*** 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.

Tango Zulu Blog Redirect

Hello, readers! We are retiring this blog and invite you to follow us at our other Tango Zulu blog. We have maintained a Blogspot blog since 2010 and have decided that one is enough. We hope to see you over … Continue reading

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Celebrate Fair Trade Month with Tango Zulu Imports!

Check out this cute cat and mouse that arrived at Tango Zulu Imports just  in time for Fair Trade Month! Made of soapstone, this beautiful item hand-carved by Teresa Moraa of Kisii, Kenya empowers her and women like her to … Continue reading

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Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Tango Zulu Imports blog! If you have been here before now, welcome back! My name is Patricia Young and I am the newest employee at Tango Zulu Imports (TZI))…okay well besides Lucy who I hear … Continue reading

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Ten uses for African baskets

Sometimes people discover our African baskets quite by accident either online or in the store; other times, we have customers who come in looking for a basket with a very specific shape or size – even color!  Over time we’ve heard some excellent ideas … Continue reading

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An elephant never forgets

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We have recently received a shipment of Shona carvings from Zimbabwe, and among them are three very handsome elephant sculptures. 

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New Products from Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Exotic Kitsap County, WA

We are ecstatic over our products from Kyrgyzstan, like this felt peacock ornament  We have assorted ornaments, scarves, toys and throws made from felted wool and silk, all handmade in a fair trade workshop in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan. Also, our collection … Continue reading

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Tango Zulu Imports Celebrating Two Year Anniversary

It was exactly two years ago on this night, Tracy and I stayed up till early morning, finishing up final steps of preparation for our big day – the opening day for Tango Zulu Imports – on May 8th, 2010. … Continue reading

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