I was introduced to the work of Uzwelo Bags about a month ago when their PR contacted me to help spread the word about the amazing work they do. I have such a passion and love for children and animals and this was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. Please read on and be prepared to be inspired.
In A Nutshell
Uzwelo is an Expand A Sign initiative, that takes the excess and off cut banner materials, destined for landfills and repurposes it to design and create functional, stylish and affordable bags of all shapes and sizes.
Uzwelo Bags was formed and founded, not only as a waste management solution but also a community upliftment project, designed to empower and uplift families out of poverty through skill development, entrepreneurship, education and giving people real hope.
Their bags are pretty incredible and I’m digging this laptop bag…. husband… it’s my birthday soon….
But then they took the initiative a step further and partnered with Save The Children to create a truly incredible initiative. You can either buy a Uzwelo school bag (and the quality is amazing) and R10 of your purchase will go towards Save The Children or for only R145 you can pledge a school bag which will be will be donated to an underprivileged school child. Save the Children will choose which schools will receive these bags and your generous donation could really make a difference in a child’s life.
Hannah agreed to be the model for the bag we received which we decided to donate to a child in need. The school bag is incredible! It comes with a built-in Pancho to protect children in rainy weather.
I took to social media to find the perfect recipient of our bag and of course social media always delivers!
On Monday our bag headed off to the Eastern Cape to a child who walks long distances to school, rain or shine! The perfect recipient!
It’s a beautiful initiative that empowers and uplifts, that assists and eases the lives of people and it’s kind to the environment too!
Make sure you’re following them to see what their designer comes up with next!
Disclaimer – this is not a sponsored post. I did not receive payment in any way, shape or form. I did receive a school bag for the purposes of pledging and donating it.