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Original T Bag Designs

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Exceeded all expectations

What an amazing place and a MUST go to . We were offered tea or coffee whilst we watched a 9 minute... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JoanWoods
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Cheshire
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Amazing inspirational don't miss a visit!

Well worth a stop. There's a short video explaining the history, we met people working there and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Helen S
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Socially responsible tourist destination where visitors are introduced to the team that makes functional art out of recycled tea bags that are sent to us from far (all over the world) and near!! The tour is free, tea is available (new tea bags, we...more
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144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place and a MUST go to . We were offered tea or coffee whilst we watched a 9 minute video which explains how it all started and how it works . We were then taken on a tour to watch how everything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoanWoods
T_Bags2014, Owner at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joan, Thank you for your kind words and support. It was lovely having you visit. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a stop. There's a short video explaining the history, we met people working there and Gill kindly spent some time giving us a tour. A grass roots business working to empower local people (and achieving this), building and using their skills to make...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Helen S
T_Bags2014, Owner at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Helen, We loved having you visit. Thank you so much for the support and the kind words.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

We were met at the bus stop by an engaging young man employed by the initiative who lives in the township. He chatted easily to us as he lead us the few 100 metres up the road to the Original T-Bag designs workshop. He made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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T_Bags2014, Operations Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and for supporting us and our wonderful artists.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

Wow!! ...what an amazing tour of the T Bag Designs in Hout Bay! Employing (Paid) workers from the nearby Townships this company is transforming 'things which have been discarded into a thing of beauty'.... that not only applies to the awesome items which the Team...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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T_Bags2014, Operations Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed January 21, 2019

These people are making amazing goods from recycled tea bags which they receive from around the world...all of them come from the local township and working here they are able to put food on their tables and send their children to school. This company is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davemorley9
T_Bags2014, Operations Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely words.

Reviewed October 28, 2018

We were for 2 times in Cape Town. In February and October. At the Waterfront was an amazing store. They make the most beautiful products of teabags!!!! There was no time to go to the factory then but in October we visited the factory. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

We hired a guide (Rob) and he suggested we visit this place. We really had no idea of what to expect...least of all, the heartwarming visit that we had. We were warmly greeted by Nomsa and she led us through the work area to a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MNM1011
Reviewed April 16, 2018

To think that a small item like a used teabag and empty tea box can be put to such artistic use and create hope for previously disadvantaged persons. The individual arts and resulting artworks are something to really see to appreciate. Well done.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

After touring the neighboring township of Imizamo Yethu, I was warmly welcomed inside for a cup of tea and a short video about Original Tea Bag Designs—an organization which has shown local women how to turn something that others abandon, used tea bags, into a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

I got to visit this wonderful destination as part of the Cape Town City Sightseeing Tour (get off at the Imizamo Yethu Township stop and ask one of the tour guides to take you to Original T Bag Designs). However, you could also get here...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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