Upper Highway bag initiative

2017-05-02 06:01
Photo: Natasha MkhizeUzwelo sewers busy at work making #KAMERS2017 shopper bags.

Photo: Natasha MkhizeUzwelo sewers busy at work making #KAMERS2017 shopper bags.

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KAMERS/Makers, the biggest pop-up treasure trove of handcrafted creativity in South Africa, identified an opportunity to support the Durban-based Uzwelo Bags initiative.

The Uzwelo Bags initiative, spearheaded by Expand a Sign, sees thousands of metres 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 that puts food on the table for their families, funds education and provides dignity and upliftment for their communities on a long-term basis.

KAMERS/Makers ordered ten thousand Uzwelo shopper bags per show.

“Visitors will receive one of our new #KAMERS2017 shopper bags and a magazine with their show ticket. We are extremely proud to support the talented team of Uzwelo sewers at LIV Village and strongly believe in the sustainability and entrepreneurial ethos of this wonderful initiative,” says Magdel Kemp — KAMERS co-owner and COO.

Tanya Bailey, Uzwelo COO, thanked KAMERS/Makers for their support and encouraged people to attend the upcoming KAMERS/Makers shows and visit the Uzwelo Bags stand.

“We are so grateful for the support and look forward to participating in the upcoming KAMERS/Makers Autumn shows.”

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