Shwe Cooler Bag

Celebrate southern African heritage with this gorgeous ShweShwe traditional print accessory – and support an awesome community project in the process! It's time to ditch that tired old cooler box and replace it with something much more stylish!

These gorgeous Shweshwe print cooler bags are big enough to fit all your braai or picnic essentials with room to spare, and the silver cooler lining will ensure that everything is kept at just the right temperature. The soft imitation leather handles and lightweight design make it easy to tote around. 

Shwe cooler bag  features: 

  • Manufactured in South Africa by women-owned micro-businesses and community projects. Each bag comes with a tag signed by the woman who handmade it!
  • Measures approx. 41cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 13cm (D)
  • With a zip closure and silver cooler lining for extra insulation 
  • Imitation leather handles (for the love of the environment!) 

What makes the Shwe community upliftment project so special? 

These bags are made by, a proudly South African social enterprise focused on making a profit through the manufacture and sales of high quality gifts and accessories – while doing a lot of good in the process. Shwe works with various community projects and NGOs in the Germiston area to uplift those communities and provide real change to their lives. They also work with women-owned micro businesses at the Riversands Incubation hub near Diepsloot.

Shwe is an incredibly eco-minded project, too: Their mission is to create jobs and reduce waste to landfill, so while you could never tell, the foundation and lining of all of their products are made from up-cycled billboards, tents and even off-cuts from car seat covers! Some of their trims have also been reclaimed from old bags and other goodies.

Check out the rest of the stunning products in our Shwe Collection