Conference bags

Environmentally-friendly fabrics.

Township® bags are re-usable, made of high-quality fabric and customisable.

The environmentally-friendly fabrics we use are natural (jute and cotton) or made of recycled plastic bottles (PET).

The cotton is sourced from Southern Africa (Zimbabwe & Madagascar) in support of WWF-SA conservation programs.

The recycled PET fabric is a 100% locally made product. The bottles are collected from rubbish dumps, taken to PET Recycling Company and then processed into a fibre. Our supplier, Romatex Home Textiles receives this fibre, which is then woven into a strong durable fabric.

Conference bags

Environmentally-friendly fabrics.

Township® bags are re-usable, made of high-quality fabric and customisable.

The environmentally-friendly fabrics we use are natural (jute and cotton) or made of recycled plastic bottles (PET).

The cotton is sourced from Southern Africa (Zimbabwe & Madagascar) in support of WWF-SA conservation programs.

The recycled PET fabric is a 100% locally made product. The bottles are collected from rubbish dumps, taken to PET Recycling Company and then processed into a fibre. Our supplier, Romatex Home Textiles receives this fibre, which is then woven into a strong durable fabric.

All bags produced in women-owned independent cooperatives

We have been working with the women from the townships in Cape Town since 1997. Our not-for-profit organization Afrique du Sud, Bidonvilles (ASB) provides the women with training to establish and run independent sewing co-operatives within their communities. Each co-op receives intensive sewing, accounting and business courses and, after six months, becomes an autonomous entity legally registered.

Social
Social

All bags produced in women-owned independent cooperatives

We have been working with the women from the townships in Cape Town since 1997. Our not-for-profit organization Afrique du Sud, Bidonvilles (ASB) provides the women with training to establish and run independent sewing co-operatives within their communities. Each co-op receives intensive sewing, accounting and business courses and, after six months, becomes an autonomous entity legally registered.

Fair Trade bags

Fair Trade matters

We monitor the women’s social development through the poverty stoplight monitoring system – povertystoplight.org.za.
All products are hand-made by women-run co-ops, which means that every purchase of a Township® bag directly translates into work for township women. Materials are ethically sourced and Township® was the first South African fashion brand to become a member of the World Fair Trade Organization – wfto.com.

Fair Trade bags

Fair Trade matters

We monitor the women’s social development through the poverty stoplight monitoring system – povertystoplight.org.za
All products are hand-made by women-run co-ops, which means that every purchase of a Township® bag directly translates into work for township women. Materials are ethically sourced and Township® was the first South African fashion brand to become a member of the World Fair Trade Organization – wfto.com.

Long-term sustainable impact

Today, we have 7 co-ops in the Cape Town area – each with 7 to 10 members working in a professional and safe environment, close to their families, saving on the time and money they would usually spend commuting.
The co-ops earn a regular income from Township® and other customers. The co-op acts as a role model in their community by establishing permanent economic activity.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Long-term sustainable impact

Today, we have 7 co-ops in the Cape Town area – each with 7 to 10 members working in a professional and safe environment, close to their families, saving on the time and money they would usually spend commuting.
The co-ops earn a regular income from Township® and other customers. The co-op acts as a role model in their community by establishing permanent economic activity.