Shwe Square Tote 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 versatile Square Tote has a million uses! It is super lightweight, easy to fold up, and perfect to sling over your shoulder, making it the perfect bag to tote around on day trips or any other occasion. With a zip-up opening at the top and a no-fuss interior, its a great addition to the Shwe family. 

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 Square Tote 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. 48cm (W) x 35cm (H) x 12cm (D)
  • Zip-up closure 
  • Durable material handles to fit over your shoulder
  • Please note: The previous patterns for Indigo Mandala and Chocolate Mandala have now been discontinued. They have been replaced with the gorgeous new Indigo and Chocolate patterns pictured.