Two Ways To Shop Bambootique With No Shipping Costs

We’re now officially in the holiday shopping season and you may be starting to cross some names off your Christmas shopping list.  You can still make Bambootique part of your holiday gifts without paying a cent in shipping costs, at least through December 14th. Use coupon code lipship at checkout and you won’t pay any shipping costs for orders over $25. You’ll also get a free holiday lipbalm to boot! This offer runs out December 14th.

If you’re in the Portland, Oregon area I also welcome shoppers to make appointments to swing by my home, either to browse or to pick up an emailed order. Sometimes it’s nice to see a product in person before choosing so you’re welcome to email a wishlist, come by and look it all over, and take home what you like. Please call (503-781-3244)  or email ( at least 24 hours in advance to arrange an appointment.  I’m available most afternoons and many evenings, as well as some Saturday mornings. A hot mug of tea will welcome you as well as Christmas music and no shopping crowds! Little ones are welcome to accompany you too and play with Grace while you shop.

Here’s to a peaceful Christmas season focused on family, friends and Christ, the true reason for this season.


Holiday Trunk Show Three Weeks Away – And You’re Invited!


What: Bambootique’s 4th Annual Fair Trade Holiday Trunk Show

Two full days of fabulous fair trade shopping!

When: Saturday November 14th 10am-4pm
Sunday November 15th 1-5pm

Where: 17552 SW Shasta Trail, Tualatin, Oregon (Bambootique owner Beth Sethi’s home), 503-781-3244
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Who: You and all your closest friends, family and neighbors. Bring your girlfriends along to introduce them to everything you love about fair trade!

Messenger BagWhat: Two days of holiday shopping that makes a world of difference! This year’s trunk show features products from India, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Guatemala, Honduras, Togo, South Africa and more! Bambootique’s fair trade selection includes handbags, candles, scarves, skincare products, jewelry and handmade paper products, all made by women artisans in the developing world.  We’ll also have a fabulous selection of Christmas ornaments and nativities from Haiti, Afghanistan, Thailand and Peru.

Stuffed LlamasWe’ll have a fun play area to keep little ones busy while moms shop.

Other features of the show include fair trade freebies such as take-home samples of Strictly Organic Coffee, Kalahari tea and copies of The Conscious Consumer for every attendee. Plus don’t miss our incredible Clearance section, homemade chocolate chip cookies, fresh fair trade coffees and teas, and great music!

Haiti Foundation of HopeThis year Bambootique is thrilled to partner with Haiti Foundation of Hope to support their community health program in Terre Blanche, Haiti. 10% of all sales from the trunk show will be donated to HFH. There will also be a selection of Haitian arts and crafts of which 100% of sales will support HFH’s excellent work.

This event is open to the public so please come and bring your friends!



40% Off Indonesia Bags But When They’re Gone, They’re Gone


If you’ve always coveted these gorgeous bags from Indonesia but didn’t want to pay the steep price, now’s your chance. I’ve discontinued the line, beautiful as they are, to make room in Bambootique’s inventory for all the other great new bags I’ve started carrying. The styles that remain were just marked down to 40% off. There’s only one or two left in each color/ style and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Now get shopping!

10% Off All Indonesian Bags, Made By Tsunami Survivors


For a limited time I’ve marked down all our gorgeous bags from Indonesia. They’re sewn by women who survived the devastating tsunami of 2004 in the region of Banda Aceh. While the media has long turned their eye away from this area since the tsunami, life continues to be a challenge as communities struggle to rebuild. The local economy especially is still especially shaky but manufacture of these incredible bags provides a living income for several dozen women in the area.


Nurali (above) is one of the women who supports her family sewing handbags

using traditional Acehnese embroidery designs.


Some of my favorites from the Indonesian collection


A close-up view of the incredible detail of the embroidery. No computerized machinery is used. The women sew the embroidery freestyle with old-fashioned foot-powered sewing machines.

Splurge For Your Sweetie – Affordably!

This Valentine’s Day I’ve put together several gift sets of Bambootique’s fair trade goodies, each priced right at just $19.95. Besides these gift sets I’ve pulled together a great list of suggestions of fair trade, eco-friendly Valentine’s Gifts she’ll love. Plus see below for a fabulous discount on all jewelry from our co-op in Honduras, ACTA de Honduras.


Indulge Me Valentine’s Gift Set



Pamper Me Valentine’s Gift Set



Yup, that’s right, through Feb. 14th all jewelry from ACTA de Honduras is 20% off! The cute Flor Maya earrings below are pewter made from recycled soda cans. Eco-fabulous! There’s a matching choker as well, plus a whole lot of other great pewter and ceramic bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from this gifted co-op of women.