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Here’s 10 more South African beauties…

Bamboo socks, R179  A vulnerable South African schoolchild will have his/her toes warmed by a free pair of school socks for every pair of these eco-friendly sizzlers you buy! Get them from Sexy Socks, www.sexysockssa.com or numerous outlets countrywide including Threads Project (349 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town or 44 Stanley Ave, Jo’burg) and Imagenius, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town

Crocheted plastic baskets from R50  These vibrant everlasting baskets are crocheted by ladies in South African communities out of shopping bags, creating income for them and preventing yet more dreaded plastic from entering a landfill grave. Excess proceeds go towards a feeding programme for disadvantaged children. Each one is unique and they come in all sizes, from small for cosmetics or phone chargers right up to giant for laundry. Mats and bags also available. The Plastic Project are always in need of plastic shopping bags. To donate yours to this worthy project, contact Mira on amma.southafrica@gmail.com or 071 161 7837, or Gail on 084 455 1802. View their Facebook page here: The Plastic Project  and go to the post of 17 October 2016 to see a video of Eunice, who made the basket in this picture…

24-piece memory game, R150 Made from recycled products. Get it from www.upcycle.co.za or email winnie@upcycle.co.za

#TIA Africa tote bag, R320 Made from 100% locally-sourced cotton canvas and eco-friendly inks with leather handles. Get it from Sparrow Society, a NPO that lives and breathes Fairtrade principles, www.sparrowsociety.co.za or email hello@sparrowsociety.co.za

International orders welcomed

Bettel handcrafted wooden watch, R1999  Eye-catching hand-crafted wood and steel watches made in Cape Town.  Get it at www.bettelsa.com or email sales@bettel.co.za

Wonki Ware, from R90 A firm South African favourite for 15 years. Find wonky love at www.wonkiware.co.za or contact info@wonkiware.co.za for a stockist near you

Rhino, R190 When you buy one of these psychedelic rhinos you’re supporting the Westlake Upliftment Project, an empowerment programme for unemployed people who are either infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. Get it from Molly and Mason, Shop G3, Steenberg Village, call 021 701 2976 or visit www.mollyandmason.co.za

Africa Wooden Earrings, R95  Beautifully simple wood earrings. Get them from Fairtrade NPO Sparrow Society,  www.sparrowsociety.co.za or email hello@sparrowsociety.co.za

International orders welcomed

Tea cosy, R180 Jazz up your tea time with this handmade tea cosy made at a community project in KwaZulu-Natal and available in a range of vibrant colours. Get it from Molly and Mason, Shop G3, Steenberg Village, call 021 701 2976 or click on www.mollyandmason.co.za 

Medium Pinboard, R200 Environmentally sound pinboards made from recycled wood. Get them from www.recycabilia.co.za or email info@recycabilia.co.za

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