Shwe Fan Bag

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Celebrate southern African heritage with this gorgeous ShweShwe traditional print accessory – and support an awesome community project in the process! 

The stylish Fan Bag is set apart from the rest by its distinctive and chic curved design. The top of the bag is open, making it convenient for everyday essentials and day trips, and features a large zipper compartment inside for your smalls and valuables. With plenty of room for all your bits, this is the perfect bag for any occasion. 

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

Shwe Fan 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. 44cm (W) x 36cm (H) x 12cm (D)
  • Distinctive curved top 
  • Open top with large inner zip-up compartment 
  • Imitation leather handles (for the love of the environment!)