GIVE IT BAG
THE LONG BAG ROAD

Bags full of rice, coffee, tea, sugar, salt etc. make their way to Cape Town from every corner of the world. Our partners collect the empty bags and we look through the lot to choose the ones that would make great bags. Then the bags are cut and cleaned. As soon as we are happy with the final cut, it is delivered to our bag-making partner. No effort is spared to produce the best quality bags. Each piece of rubble bag fabric is cut by hand with a heat cutter to keep the edges from fraying. The fabric and lining change continually so there’s no cast-in-stone production process. It would have been cheaper in Asia, but we’re committed to keeping it local. Not just the bags, but also the labels, stickers and packaging are made here.
It feels good to see the number of people that have jobs since GIVE IT BAG started operating in Cape Town.