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The 12th of September is International Crochet Day and the Re.Bag.Re.Use team is celebrating turning 62,755 empty bread bags reuable items.


Hout Bay, South Africa (12 September 2023) – On this International Crochet Day, 12 September 2023, we are proud to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of the Re.Bag.Re.Use team in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Over the past two years, these dedicated individuals have transformed an astonishing 62,755 empty bread bags into stunning, multifunctional products. By repurposing plastic waste, they are not only helping reduce landfill waste and protecting our environment, but also providing an additional income to members of the community.

Re.Bag.Re.Use was founded with the goal of repurposing soft plastic bags, and it has quickly become a shining example of sustainability and creativity. With fifteen talented ladies involved, five cutting the plastic and ten skilfully crocheting it, this initiative produces a range of unique and attractive products.

Their efforts have garnered significant attention, and Re.Bag.Re.Use products have gained immense popularity. Recently, the team fulfilled one of their largest orders to Denmark, highlighting the global demand for their creations. Each sale not only provides customers with beautifully handcrafted items but also supports the local community. Additionally, a percentage of the proceeds is donated to the Neighbourhood Old Age Home (NOAH) and the SPCA.

To learn more about Re.Bag.Re.Use and their stunning creations, visit their website at or contact them via WhatsApp at 083 302 1528.

Join in celebrating International Crochet Day and acknowledging the Re.Bag.Re.Use team for their dedication to protecting the environment and transforming plastic waste into something beautiful.

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