Bundubags is a bag company with a difference. They make beautiful, innovative,
totally recycled bags, with a core belief that lives can be changed by design.
Bundubags began with a creative idea, a love of contemporary African design and
a heart for African women.
From strips of recycled cargo strapping, that Bundubags collects from airline and cargo companies in South Africa, a range of exciting bags are created using traditional African basket weaving techniques. For the ordinary cargo strapping this means a new life. Now, instead of poisoning the earth in an ugly landfill somewhere, thousands of metres are queing up in a storeroom, eagerly awaiting their extreme make over into official Bundubags.
Bundubags commitment to sustainability goes beyond recycling waste-bound materials. They currently consist of 40 women all from the township of Alexandra on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. Bundubags is run as efficiently and as profitably as a company, with a strong belief in trade not aid. Each women forms part of a for profit business model and therefore
is paid a fair wage and is a shareholder in the business.
The range currently consists of a beach, messenger and tote bag with surfboard bag, kids backpack and laundry baskets all in production.