News from the Zingara World

Fair Trade (Friday) Greeting Cards

January 31, 2014

Here’s a little sample of the beautiful, fair trade greeting cards we carry from Sanctuary Spring. Our customers just love them! Not only because they’re so unique and adorable, but also because they support women who have escaped prostitution in the Philippines. The women handcraft the cards by actually layering handmade, recycled papers that are gorgeous textures and colors. (So they’re environmentally sustainable too!)

These women were originally forced into prostitution by others or because they had no other means of providing for their families. Now, with the help of local charities, they can forge a new beginning for their lives. Job options available to them are very limited, so Sanctuary Spring is a critical lifeline that provides safe, dignifying, and empowering work.

Happy Honeybees!

January 29, 2014

Wow! When we arrived the other morning we found our Matilija Poppy plants just swarming with honeybees! All the plants in our front garden are native California plants, which we’re especially glad about now that we’re in a drought. And we’re even happier that the plants are attracting the disappearing honeybees!

Snow Globe Tree!

December 10, 2013

Our Christmas display this year includes a collection of cute vintage snow globes and a few we created on our own! We put some of our favorite store items inside the globe and surrounded them with a winter wonderland.

Is Autumn finally here??

November 20, 2013

We turned on the “fireplace” today and we have a pot of hot cider on the stove!

Finalizing all the details…

November 19, 2013

Crossing our Eyes and dotting out T-shirts… oh, no! I mean we’re crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s on our new website! Any day now…

Abbot Kinney Festival – Coming Soon!

September 07, 2013

We’re excited at Zingara to be prepping for the upcoming Abbot Kinney Festival!

The festival features lots of great live music, a whole school yard full of activities for the kids, tons of delicious food and a mile full of hand-picked exhibitors offering an eclectic selection of hand-crafted merchandise.

Mark your calendar and save the date! Sunday, September 29 from 10am to 6pm.


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