Sewing a brighter future

2016-08-30 06:00
Handing over the three sewing machines - Anne Baylis, Ross Norton, Don and Tanya Bailey to the team of Uzwelo sewers from iBhungezi.    Photo: supplied

Handing over the three sewing machines - Anne Baylis, Ross Norton, Don and Tanya Bailey to the team of Uzwelo sewers from iBhungezi. Photo: supplied

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EXPAND a Sign recently launched the Uzwelo Bags initiative that sees thousands of meters of their waste textile fabric donated to teams of sewers from underprivileged backgrounds to make unique and truly South African bags and earn a living.

Uzwelo recently donated three sewing machines to a team of sewers based in iBhungezi in Molweni and aim to have several more sewing teams up and running within the next year.

“Even though the Uzwelo journey is just beginning, the greatest experience we’ve had so far is the realisation that we all have an opportunity to contribute and make a difference in this beautiful country, and all it takes is to care a little bit more today than you did yesterday,” says Kirsty Fonzari, Expand a Sign’s marketing manager. For further information visit www.uzwelo.co.za. - Supplied

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