Designs on Tea Bags by Original T-Bag Designs

Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay has grown into a sustainable business! 

Original T-Bag Designs continues to creatively focus on one of a kind handmade products using recycled tea bags as works of art.

“A WOMAN IS LIKE A TEA BAG. YOU NEVER KNOW HOW STRONG SHE IS UNTIL YOU PUT HER IN HOT WATER.” – ELEANOR ROOSEVELT.

Tea bags are dried, emptied, ironed then painted! Each artist has their own individual styles and patterns. There may be similarities, but no one painted tea bag is identical. These miniature works of art are then applied to stationary, wooden trays, coasters, fabric items, wall decor and the ideas keep flowing!

For a group of previously disadvantaged people in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, one cup of tea has indeed provided community, love, excitement, financial security and HOPE.

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From humble beginnings Original T-Bag Designs has grown into a sustainable business which employs 20 crafters from Imizamo Yethu Township and supports their extended families throughout South Africa.

Both International and local tourists visit our Hout Bay workshop to enjoy a tour during which they meet the artists who produce our unique works of art. Jill Heyes, now affectionately known as ‘The T-Bag Lady’, along with her T-Bag team, has created a working environment where people have gained far more than employment. As each tea leaf is crucial to a perfect brew, so each individual at Original T-Bag Designs is central to a business that has become a family.

WHERE: Original T-Bag Designs Klein, Kronendal, 144 Main Road, Hout Bay, 7872, South Africa

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Original T-Bag Designs Please drop off your used tea bags at Original T-Bag Designs

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