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Original T Bag Designs

144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
+27 21 790 0887
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Green in South Africa

South Africa is an amazing place, but I wouldn’t consider it green. Recycling and alternative... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chase N
via mobile
Unique, beautiful art lifting the community

I travel frequently and I find it hard to find affordable art and gifts to that are made in the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
617michelleb26
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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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 promise.)and we have a shop on site. Our heart warming story will make your day.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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144 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

South Africa is an amazing place, but I wouldn’t consider it green. Recycling and alternative energy systems are not common. I came across this place and was pleasantly surprised to see them recycling tea bags into beautiful art. What a great idea!! The host was...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I travel frequently and I find it hard to find affordable art and gifts to that are made in the community. Original T bag designs is the answer to this problem. We arrived 30 minutes before closing on a Sunday and were very warmly welcomed....More

Thank 617michelleb26
T_Bags2014, Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience. We are extremely grateful that we can provide this experience and at the same time build the people in our community. We look forward to another visit when you are back in Cape...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Jill has a really fantastic story. Amazing to see how she has helped so many others along. Definitely have to visit.

Thank WTisSearching
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We happened upon the lovely Original T Bag Designs as part of a Cape Peninsula tour through Hout Bay. To our great surprise, it turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip! A group of very talented but disadvantaged local women have...More

Thank CdnDebutante
T_Bags2014, Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your amazing review. We truly value your feedback and are so happy that you loved your experience here. We hope your family and friends enjoyed their gifts.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We dropped by after a visit to the nearby Imizamo Yethu Township while on the Blue Bus tour. This enterprise is a real story of hope. The different designs and products made from re-cycled tea bags are incredible. They are well priced and truly original...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Original T Bag Designs make a range of bags, table wear, jewellery and other items using used tea bags. Prices are very reasonable and you are also supporting the local community when buying your souvenirs. Worth a visit.

Thank UncleDads
T_Bags2014, Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, We love your pun used in your title. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 25 December 2016

The tea bag factory was mentioned on the commentary of the open top bus. We were intrigued but it was too late to investigate at the time. Having seen the designs in the V&A shop we made the journey especially to visit the factory. It...More

Thank laNyonsaise
T_Bags2014, Manager at Original T Bag Designs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review We are looking into redoing our signage and marketing to make us easier to spot. We are so grateful that you are sending your T-bags to us as we need all that we can get.

Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were a group of 8 gals from Florida...5 yrs. ago...stayed in Cape Town and found this place and never wanted to leave!! Loved everything in the shop, and the owner couldn't have been nicer. Don't miss this inspiring shop if you are anywhere nearby!!

Thank beachgmaSeminoleFL
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have bought items from the Waterfront store a couple of times but after chatting to the lovely shop assistant we decided to visit the workshop on our trip to Hout Bay and I am so glad we did. On arrival we were warmly welcomed...More

Thank mabel98
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For 17 years people from the nearby township have made beautiful items from discarded tea bags -- ornaments, lacquered trays, candle holders, stationery, and much more. This location is special because they give tours and show visitors the workshop. Items can also be purchased at...More

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