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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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We’re #MakingMovesForThePlanet

We’re #MakingMovesForThePlanet

We are all aware of the detrimental effects of plastic on our health and that of the planet. But, enough doom and gloom, let's focus on the solutions!  We're incredibly lucky that we have plenty of those available to us in South Africa. So, together with Oceano...

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From Plastic to Bag

From Plastic to Bag

A study was done and found between 4.8 and 12.7 million metric tons of plastic material ends up in the oceans every year. The amount of plastic pollution to enter the ocean each year will massively increase by 2025. It takes decades for a simple plastic bottle to...

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