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Original T Bag Designs

Klein Kronendal | 144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0887
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Incredibly Beautiful Designs, Making a Difference

We happened upon the lovely Original T Bag Designs as part of a Cape Peninsula tour through Hout... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Amazing Township Designs

We dropped by after a visit to the nearby Imizamo Yethu Township while on the Blue Bus tour. This... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Steve H
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled tea bags that are sent to us from far (all over the world) and near!! The tour is free, tea is available (of course)and we have a shop on site. Our heart warming story will make your day.
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“blue tour” (3 reviews)
“open top bus” (3 reviews)
Klein Kronendal | 144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0887
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

We happened upon the lovely Original T Bag Designs as part of a Cape Peninsula tour through Hout Bay. To our great surprise, it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip! A group of very talented but disadvantaged local women have...More

Thank CdnDebutante
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We dropped by after a visit to the nearby Imizamo Yethu Township while on the Blue Bus tour. This enterprise is a real story of hope. The different designs and products made from re-cycled tea bags are incredible. They are well priced and truly original...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Original T Bag Designs make a range of bags, table wear, jewellery and other items using used tea bags. Prices are very reasonable and you are also supporting the local community when buying your souvenirs. Worth a visit.

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The tea bag factory was mentioned on the commentary of the open top bus. We were intrigued but it was too late to investigate at the time. Having seen the designs in the V&A shop we made the journey especially to visit the factory. It...More

Thank laNyonsaise
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were a group of 8 gals from Florida...5 yrs. ago...stayed in Cape Town and found this place and never wanted to leave!! Loved everything in the shop, and the owner couldn't have been nicer. Don't miss this inspiring shop if you are anywhere nearby!!

Thank beachgmaSeminoleFL
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have bought items from the Waterfront store a couple of times but after chatting to the lovely shop assistant we decided to visit the workshop on our trip to Hout Bay and I am so glad we did. On arrival we were warmly welcomed...More

Thank mabel98
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For 17 years people from the nearby township have made beautiful items from discarded tea bags -- ornaments, lacquered trays, candle holders, stationery, and much more. This location is special because they give tours and show visitors the workshop. Items can also be purchased at...More

1  Thank OhioSuzanne
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Just down the road from Imizamo Yethu settlement Original T Bag Designs is a great end to the settlement tour. The women working there are wonderful, enthusiastic and pleased to have a chance to earn money to support their families or learn skills that may...More

1  Thank jvalise
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Original TBag Designs provides employment for people living at Imiyano Yetho (Mandela Park) township. you can visit the shop to purchase gifts made from a humble tea bag including cards, toasters, tea pot stands, trays, bags, pictures etc. Tea bags are dried and then emptied...More

1  Thank olive c
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This craft workshop was founded to help men and women of the Hout Bay area earn a living and improve the quality of life for themselves and their children. The participants found much, much more. They produce beautiful handmade items using recycled T-bags...you have to...More

1  Thank OlGreyMare
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