Township Patterns

Township Patterns is committed to environmental sustainability, job creation and social innovation through a wide portfolio of products.

Their unique business model includes the interaction of three entities: Township Patterns for design, sales and marketing; Afrique du Sud Bidonvilles (an NPO) for logistics and production, and the fair trade cooperatives responsible for the manufacturing of the shopping bags. Township Patterns will showcase their new Fragile Collection at Design Indaba Expo 2014, composed of five uniquely designed shopping bags, with matching purses. The Fragile Collection highlights some of South Africa's most precious wildlife: the rhino, penguin, whale, meerkat and flamingo.

Township Patterns won the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur Awards in 2010.