Bhungane Mehlomakhulu rocking clothes he made using Woolies shopping bag. Picture: Twitter/@BHUMEHLDIARIES.
Bhungane Mehlomakhulu rocking clothes he made using Woolies shopping bag. Picture: Twitter/@BHUMEHLDIARIES.

LOOK: Local designer looks snatched in outfit made from Woolies bags that went to private school

By Thobile Mazibuko Time of article published Aug 31, 2021

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Cape Town-based ballet dancer Bhungane Mehlomakhulu went viral on Twitter after posting images of the garments he made using Woolworths shopping bags.

The dancer, also a fashion designer, took to Twitter to share sustainable clothes of a shirt, shorts and a mask he made using recycled shopping bags.

“Recycled a few of the @WOOLWORTHS_SA bags and constructed a full look,” said the designer.

He also encouraged others to execute their ideas.

“Guys, please always execute your vision no matter how small you think it may be, even if it's made out of grocery bags.

“It’s about the work and the effort you put in, and in time, you’ll reap the benefits,” added Mehlomakhulu.

Tweeps were impressed by his creativity.

“You were in your bag here. Good thing you didn’t get carried away,” commented Farai Mudzingwa.

Another Twitter user, @BopsesRoom said: “Condragulations, my dear. You are the winner of this week's challenge.”

The trend of turning Woolworths shopping bags into fashion couture started when Jahni de Villiers’ niece was given a school project to bring an outfit made of recycled material.

De Villiers then shared a video of her niece sashaying in the dress, and even designers like Thula Sindi were impressed.

Tweeps like @sadnapss even suggested that the dress had enough bags to pay for the little girl’s education fees.

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