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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Need a meaningful Christmas gift? Think about a Give-It-Bag!

Recently, my Aunt has become the sole US distributor for a company called Give-It-Bag, based in Capetown, South Africa.  They live there at the moment - my uncle is stationed there with the State Department - and this company was brought to their attention a few months back. You can read the whole story here, but basically some ladies in Cape Town started making functional bags out of the bean, sugar, rice, and other food bags that come into the area from aid agencies around the world. Some folks that came in with one of those agencies came across these ladies, who at that point were selling the bags in little DIY shops in Cape Town. The company has grown, and expanded around Europe, and now to the US. The bags are entirely made in Cape Town, and 50% of the profits from each bag go back into the community.

A boutique in my neighborhood called Hysteria is having a Give-It-Bag Trunk Sale this weekend (Dec 17-19), and this might be the first time they're being sold in the US - pretty exciting! If you're in the DC area, check it out. If you're not, but interested, let me know and I can get you the right information for ordering.

Here are a couple of pictures of the bags:

1 comment:

Darby said...

I like the one on the bottom right...I may have to check them out! =)