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township® bags at the World Congress of Cardiology in Melbourne 2014


Township Patterns announces that it has been awarded the contract for the supply of up to 10,000 delegate bags for the next World Cardiology Congress (WCC) to be held in Melbourne, Australia in May 2014.

township® African conference bags are 100% manufactured by fair-trade accredited cooperatives based in the township communities of South Africa.

Alioune Ndione, Township European Business Manager, outlines the importance of this contract: “Our strategy is to build up long-term relationships with large International Associations as we recognize their leadership in driving change within the MICE industry. Once again, the World Heart Federation has chosen to commit to sustainable sourcing for their delegates bags and we are very pleased to continue to strengthen our partnership with the Geneva-based association after having supplied 11,000 bags to the 2012 WCC in Dubai”.

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Since 1997, Township Patterns has been supporting women entrepreneurship in township communities outside Cape Town, South Africa. Today, a growing network of seven autonomous cooperatives is employing close to 60 women and is producing a wide range of fair trade bags for the retail, MICE and fashion industry.
township® African bags are being chosen by many PCOs, Corporations, Associations and public sector institutions across Africa and the World. All bags are 100% made out of natural fabrics such as cotton or jute.
With an established office and logistics hub in France, small to very large custom orders can be delivered world-wide in short lead times. Township Patterns is an ICCA member and an accredited-WFTO member (World Fair Trade Organisation)

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