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Having come from the UK in the 90´s, Jill our founder, was shocked by the poverty at the end of the road and began working with a group of ladies, teaching them creative skills. After a cup of tea with a special friend the idea of using a recycled tea bags as a canvas was born. This socially responsible business now employs 21 people from previously disadvantaged communities, creating unique, authentic gifts and artworks.

Tea bags are dried, emptied, ironed then painted! Each artist has their own individual styles and patterns. There may be similarities, but no one painted tea bag is ­identical.  These miniature works of art are then applied to stationary, wooden trays, coasters, fabric items, wall décor and the ideas keep flowing! For a group of previously disadvantaged people in Hout Bay near Cape Town, South Africa, one cup of tea has indeed provided community, love, excitement, financial security and hope.

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