Capetown Patterns: Fair trade movement giving jobs to poor women in townships


A co-operative in Khayelitsha on the outskirts of Cape Town is providing much needed jobs for women who were once unemployed and struggling in abject poverty.

Township Patterns was created as a way to create employment  by providing women with sowing skills to make vibrant township inspired clothing.

The result is a line of clothing and bags that embody the colour and vibrancy of the South African township.

CCTV’s Travers Andrews has this report.

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