All posts tagged: Africa

The Secret Life of Teabags

Cape Town, South Africa — For most teabags, skinny-dipping is the pinnacle of their existence. But for some, there is a life after tea time. Particularly those that make it to Original T Bag Designs, where they find a new existence in the hands of Hout Bay artisans. Bringing art and prosperity to previously disadvantaged residents of South Africa’s Hout Bay, each bag is uniquely hand-crafted into a new creation – stationary, cushion covers, table decor. Read on…

Selling crops by phone

One of the fastest ways for a society to leapfrog its economic development is through technology. We saw this in China, where traditional landlines that were communally shared quickly gave way to mobile tech before landline infrastructure were even built. Grandmas manning telephone stations on the street with long phone cords paralleled youth riding bicycles while talking on their cellphones. However, the commercial and consumer uses for tech can be very unique and require well-thought out planning and product development.