Baroka Basadi means ‘Women Sewing” iBaroka Basadi means ‘Women Sewing” in Se Sotho and that's exactly what they do! The women we work with run their own micro-businesses in a shared working space. The ladies manufacture items of all descriptions but we tend to focus on bags for conferencing and corporate gifting. They also make bespoke items like backpacks and sports bags for their private clients. They use recovered waste plastic in the lining of all of our products and we predominantly use SA made fabrics like Shwe Shwe for the exterior. We can also use SA sourced fabrics like denim, cotton twill, jute, wax print, or any other fabric you would like us to recycle!
The Shwe.co.za range is a collection of beautiful and practical items made from traditional 3 Cats Shwe Shwe. Their mission is to create jobs and reduce waste to landfills, so while you could never tell, the foundation and lining of all of our products are made from up-cycled billboards, tents, and even offcuts from car seat covers! Some of our trims have also been reclaimed from old bags and other goodies. We work with various community projects and NGOs in the Germiston area to uplift those communities and provide real change to their lives. We also work with women-owned micro-businesses at the Riversands Incubation hub near Diepsloot Shwe.co.za is a proudly South African social enterprise focused on making a profit through the manufacture and sales of high-quality gifts and accessories while doing a lot of good in the process!
Tarp and Twill is a proudly South African social enterprise. They work with, and uplift, 34 local artisans and seamstresses in 3 locations in Gauteng, South Africa. Our products are lined with
recovered waste plastic and our mission is to educate others that waste is a resource to be used far and wide. Inspired by travels in Africa, Tarp and Twill is a range of handy, hardy bags and accessories made to accompany you on your next adventure. All our products are made from Riptech canvas and lined with upcycled plastic. Our products are carefully handmade by developing artisans in South Africa.