Rootz Creationz, creator of our Bottle Boxes, is based in the province of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. For 16 years they have designed and produced African inspired gifts that combine indigenous handcrafting skills and contemporary designs. The women making these boxes come from poor areas around the city of Durban. They are provided the necessary training and eco-friendly materials to create these beautiful boxes. In addition to the recycled soda bottles, the women use water-based glue and handmade paper. Rootz also provides financial incentives to local youth to collect empty bottles in the community.
The imaginative Bottle Box is upcycling at its finest - creating value, function and beauty from everyday waste. According to Rootz, “The energy saved by recycling a single drink can/bottle is enough to run a TV set for three hours.” They take great pride in turning post consumer waste into reusable packaging, contributing to a cleaner, greener and healthier South Africa.