A Tale of Two Slippers

By Penny Baldwin-French on Sat, Sep 02, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

Whether you call them slippers or house shoes, there is just no denying we have an attachment to the warmth and comfort they deliver.

Especially when the days get shorter and the evenings get colder! In fact, I have "seasonal" slippers to suit the temperature all year round.

The word "slippers" comes, of course, from the verb "to slip". As in - slip on your feet. Most think slippers originated in the East but it turns out that almost every culture has had a form of comfy foot gear to wear around the house.

The earliest recorded reference to a slipper was
in the 12th Century - in Vietnam

A Song Dynasty Officer described two different types of slippers with thongs between the toes.

The earliest reference to slippers in the West was about 1478.

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Jacob's Treasures - What a Treasure!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Wed, Mar 08, 2017 @ 01:44 PM

Billed on their website as "a magical experience for big kids and children alike", we have to say we've never seen a more interesting and interactive store!

Located in beautiful Hawkesbury, Ontario (on the Ottawa River and the border of Quebec), Jacob's Treasures is simply amazing. 

Zawadee is proud to count this astounding store as one of our newest retailers of Zawadee products.

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Symbols Jewellery - Trinidad & Tobago - What A Success!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Sun, Feb 12, 2017 @ 01:32 PM

"Jewellery is a living art" says Seema Persad, Co-Founder of Symbols Jewellery in Trinidad & Tobago.

And Seema's business is thriving in the Carribean! At Zawadee, we think her success has a lot to do with her tagline - "Speak from the heart".  Seema does, and it shows!

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Welcome - Debbie Noel - Zawadee's Newest Retailer

By Penny Baldwin-French on Mon, Jan 30, 2017 @ 09:46 AM

"I love clothes and I love to shop", says Debbie Noel, Zawadee's newest retailer.

And her namesake store, Debbie Noel Women's Fashions, is a showcase of Debbie's fashion sense! As she says, her love of shopping is a real asset, as she puts a lot of time into sourcing high quality merchandise for her customers.

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Do You Know Where the Angora in Your Scarf or Shawl Comes From?

By Penny Baldwin-French on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

With a crisp chill in the air and snow under our feet, many of us are searching our wardrobes for something to wear that will increase warmth without making us look like the Michelin Man!

Do you ever wonder where the Angora fabric in your winter sweater and scarves comes from? You may be surprised!

Topics: Fashion
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Benefits of Bamboo Fabrics: How Bamboo Becomes a Scarf, Shawl or Cowl

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Sun, Feb 08, 2015 @ 07:05 PM

While many people commonly associate bamboo with home d├ęcor items, mats, furniture and different types of art, there is a growing trend in the fashion industry as more and more clothing designers are using bamboo fabric rather than cotton. Our bamboo scarves and cowls are a great example!

Topics: Textiles Fashion
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