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Handles Inc Partners with Uzwelo Bags as Part of a Commitment to Sustainability and Social Responsibility.
Uzwelo Bags is a Durban-based initiative that produces unique & stylish bags made of 100% recycled materials, otherwise destined for landfills.
Uzwelo is doing its part in the fight against single-use plastics — they manufacture a range of bags made entirely from rPET (recycled plastic bottles).
Each bag is totally one-of-a-kind, woven and manufactured exclusively within South Africa.
They employ 3 women from iBhungezi/Philangethemba Trust (Molweni-Valley of 100 hills), 3 ladies at the LIV Village, and 2 ladies from iThembalethu (Cato Manor) — Each of whom are contributing to sustainability and earning a living.
This contributes to education and skill-development for local communities, who are considered key stakeholders by the company.
To date Uzwelo has redirected over 86,000m2 of waste fabric from landfills.
They run a successful Schoolbag initiative in partnership with corporate SA to get schoolbags to rural children: so far this programme has delivered over 30,000 school bags to rural children.
Uzwelo also supports other meaningful initiatives and NPO’s:
They donate 5% of proceeds to The Bateleurs, a team using aerial means to shed light ecological challenges and combat environmental degradation.
WHEN YOU SHOP AT HANDLES INC, YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO SAY NO TO PLASTIC AND PURCHASE AN UZWELO BAG INSTEAD (R30)
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