December really is the most wonderful time of the year! People are in a good mood, the shops are lit, with glittering decorations, gifts are being bought, there really is nothing like it. Not sure what to gift your colleague for secret Santa, your boyfriends’ dad or your bestie? We’ve got you covered and the great thing about purchasing a gift from the Goodbye Malaria website is that your contribution goes towards ending malaria. A devastating disease that still affects our most vulnerable members of society.
Goodbye Malaria is not your regular malaria organisation. There’s something that makes them quite distinct: it’s their range of causal merchandise. It helps to save lives by raising funds for their spray program – every R72 ($5.50) spent in our store protects a life for 6 months. On top of that, each item is also locally and ethically produced, promoting job creation, and uplifting and upskilling entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
The organisations’ current range of merchandise features custom shweshwe fabrics, a cloth synonymous with South African culture, embracing the countries colour, design and diversity.
Nova Chocolate (R40):
Everyone loves receiving chocolate and this chili chocolate is a real treat. It’s vegan, diabetic-friendly and contains no sucrose. So you can still enjoy that hot-girl Summer body while indulging your sweet tooth. This rich, decadent treat is completely guilt-free and the smooth chili tingle will have your taste buds begging for more!
Shweshwe placemats and serviettes (R200 for two):
Serve with style and go the extra mile this KeDecember with a set of Goodbye Malaria Shwe Shwe Placemats and Serviettes. This set is a lovely gift, they are also wonderful to use at home and they are the perfect way to delight your guests. Serve up some authentic design and colour. Locally made with love. This set includes 2 shweshwe mats and contrast design cotton serviettes (Available in red, orange and brown).
Shweshwe toiletry bags (R250):
This gift is perfect for the upcoming getaways we will be experiencing over the next few days. These trendy, eco-friendly and durable unisex bags will keep your essentials organised and easily accessible. The outer layer of the bag is made from Goodbye Malaria’s custom shweshwe print fabric and the inner is firmly lined with recycled PVC so each lining is unique. They’re made with heavy-duty zips and the inside lining is completely waterproof. I actually have one of these, in pink and I can attest to the fact that they do not leak, they also surprisingly hols quite a bit in them (Available in blue, brown, orange, red and pink).
Shweshwe cap (R175):
Hats off to you for helping save lives from malaria. Whether you’re watching sport, relaxing outside or just wanting to go incognito – this custom shweshwe print Goodbye Malaria cap will keep you well covered and looking sexy and proudly South African these holidays (Available in pink, brown, orange, blue and red).
Bow ties (R200):
Add an African flair to your wedding or special occasion with our range of contemporary bow ties, it’s a fab way to express your true creativity. These bowties are charming, sophisticated, colourful and fun, they are the first choice among academia and trendsetters alike (Available in brown, blue, red, orange and pink).
Shweshwe necklace (R280):
Look good, feel good, do good! Goodbye Malaria Shweshwe bracelet and necklace. Perfect for a night out and a day at work. Look glamorous, feel fantastic and change someone’s life. Locally made from recycled Shweshwe fabric by talented women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds (available in red, brown, orange and blue).
Cocoa Cherry Doll (R380):
Soft, huggable and individually handcrafted, these Goodbye Malaria Cocoa Cherry Dolls are extra special toys that contribute to saving lives – not many toys you can say that about. Their embroidered hearts signify the love and passion that goes into making them.
Peep their website for the full list of items they have on offer! Give a lift and save a life this festive season. https://www.goodbyemalaria.com/shop