Da Gama

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Da Gama Upcycled Material Products

Beautiful upcycled items made with authentic Three Cats Original Shweshwe

As an Eco Smart Group brand, Shwe’s mission is to create jobs and reduce waste intended for landfills, using upcycled billboard, tents and more to create the foundation and lining of all their products. Once the base of the item is made, the outside is covered with traditional Three Cats Original Shweshwe for a proudly-South African and eco-conscious product that is both beautiful and practical.

The company works with women-owned micro business owners and provides a safe and reliable place for them to work from and grow their own businesses. They have premises at Victoria Yards, in Bertrams and 44 Stanley in Braamfontein, and at the Riversands Incubation Hub near Diepsloot.

Eco Smart Group, Shwe’s parent brand, was founded in 2011 to upskill disadvantaged women, as well as provide mentorship and entrepreneurial support for women who do not have direct access to market opportunities. The Group’s model is based around creating a circular economy with South Africa to create long-term solutions and assist with the unemployment crisis. 

The Shwe range includes an ever-changing array of sling bags, cooler bags, clutch purses, lunch bags, totes and so much more. Explore their range at www.shwe.co.za and carry a piece of Da Gama’s best-selling shweshwe brand with you wherever you go, while supporting South African communities and outreach efforts – it’s a win-win!