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The Uzwelo Bags Story

Real change is hard, and change in South Africa is no exception. Crime, poverty, corruption, litter, poaching, old-school mindsets… The need for change is everywhere but maybe one of the reasons it isn’t happening fast enough is because we don’t always believe we can help. Uzwelo and Expand a Sign decided to take matters into their own hands by partnering with everyday local heroes to provide a range of bags that are not only functional and stylish, but change lives…

Pledge a school bag project

Will you help us reach our goal of 50 000 school bags pledged? You will receive 100% recognition for every Rand spent with Uzwelo and enjoy the enhanced benefit of the Exempted Micro Enterprise (EME) spend.

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Unique, Stylish & Functional Bags that Uplift South Africa

Uzwelo and Expand a Sign have partnered with everyday local heroes to provide a range of bags that are not only functional and stylish, but change lives. Browse our catalogue and be a change-maker!

Our Brand pillars

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Preventing waste fabric offcuts from going to landfills and using this "waste"to make functional, stylish and affordable bags of all shapes and sizes
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Empowering communities through the development of skills, entrepreneurship, education and the creation of employment opportunities
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Support The Bateleurs, a non-profit organisation who "Fly for Conservation" by donating a percentage of all sales to assisting conservation in South Africa

rPET products

Approximately 15 recycled plastic bottles are used to manufacture 1m of rPET felt fabric

Corporate Heroes Supporting Uzwelo