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Conference Gifts

Conference Gifts

Many of us can’t resist a good freebie, even if it’s something we would never buy ourselves. Unfortunately, many of these gifts that are distributed at conferences, find their home at the back of our closets (with others from previous events) or eventually in the bin....

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Marine life

Marine life

Did you know? According to studies, at least 100 million marine mammals are killed each year as a result of plastic waste. This devastating study is one of the reasons why Uzwelo Bags have dedicated a limited edition bag range to these endangered marine species. These...

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Making a difference one bag at a time (The Bateleurs story)

Making a difference one bag at a time (The Bateleurs story)

At Uzwelo, we have a passion and drive for wildlife and environmental conservation, and it encompasses everything our brand represents. Armed with this passion and drive, we are committed to support conservation efforts within our beautifully diverse Southern African...

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2021 – The Year of Sustainability

2021 – The Year of Sustainability

Wow, what a year 2020 was! The year started with so much promise and before we could catch our breath, the world plummeted into chaos. Although these were very uncertain times we were facing with no blueprint on how to navigate these stormy waters, as a brand we had...

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Helping kids get used to face masks

Helping kids get used to face masks

Getting your child to wear a face mask may be a real challenge. Some children will take to it very easily but for some, it may be really scary. Combine this with being locked up at home for a prolonged period and not seeing friends or family may add to the fear and...

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Face mask Frequently Asked Questions

Face mask Frequently Asked Questions

TO ORDER CLICK HERE Q: Why should I wear a reusable face mask? A: Firstly, there is a worldwide shortage of medical face masks and these should be prioritised for medical personnel. Secondly, it’s a more sustainable option. China is producing around 200 million...

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What goes into the making of our face masks?

What goes into the making of our face masks?

There are three elements that go into the making of our face masks, namely: The Outer Ply, The Inner Filter Layer and the Inner Ply. THE OUTER PLY The outer ply serves as the first barrier of protection. It is a 100% polyester woven fabric, with an antimicrobial and...

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Custom corporate face masks

Custom corporate face masks

Antimicrobial and water-repellent finish Sustainable – can be washed and reused (mask & filter) Successfully tested through hospital autoclave machine

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#StrawsSuck

#StrawsSuck

Did you know that although plastic straws can be recycled, most recyclers will not accept plastic straws? Because straws are small, thin and bend easily, they fall through the gaps of the recycling machines which can cause damage. Hence most straws that go to...

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Our Top 25 plastic-free awareness adverts

Our Top 25 plastic-free awareness adverts

July is Plastic Free month. Uzwelo was started with the aim of reducing and recycling waste fabric and creating a better world. An ambitious goal, yes! Nevertheless, one that can be achieved if we all do our bit. So, in keeping with the #MakingMovesForThePlanet we...

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