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Travel Retreats 2021

Well 2020 has been an exceptionally boring year in regards to travel with countries going into complete lockdown and those yearning to travel overseas have had to remember what it's like to travel within their own backyard.  But 2021 is almost upon us and some of us are itching to get back out there with borders opening up and countries eagerly awaiting for the tourists to embark on new adventures.   Gecko Gearz is excited to share that we are now affliated with Letsgo-Addu Travel who offer Retreat packages in Bhutan, Bali, Maldives and Nepal.   Some of you may be looking...

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Wool You Rather?

With winter season being here, staying warm is a top priority! Wool is a great fabric for exactly that purpose. It is durable, thermally insulating, and works as it does for the animals, keeping you warm. Fun facts about wool: Wool is made up of about 97% protein and 3% fat, in comparison to cotton, which is made up almost completely of plant cellulose. A natural waviness happens when wool is woven into textiles, which is called "crimp". Air is trapped in between the waves, which gives wool its insulative properties. There are more sheep, which is what wool comes...

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Giving back to Nepal

With our borders closed, suppliers' borders closed in Nepal, Covid ramping up in Nepal and no end in sight, this is an opportunity to assist an under developed country. Our suppliers in Nepal are feeling the effects of what is happening, and the ripple effect it is having on our shop is huge. If our suppliers are in trouble, so are we, and vice versa. We have a great relationship with them and want them to stay afloat. 1 Gecko Gearz is giving back to her Nepalese suppliers. 2 Basically the money will put food on the table. The prices...

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All About Cashmere

One thing we would all benefit from owning is something that is made of cashmere. This material is beautiful to wear, soft, and of great quality. Fun fact! Cashmere comes from cashmere goats, not cashmere sheep. The entire undercoat of the goat is used, not just the underbelly. The undercoat is finer and softer than the outer coat, which is perfect for making the clothes that have been historically revered by royalty, dating back to the 14th century. It is also about three times more insulating than sheep wool! Luckily enough, we carry beautiful cashmere products in our shop,made in...

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