We make beautiful products out of recycled, recyclable, up-cycled materials and fabrics including traditional South African Shwe Shwe. Since 2012 we have worked with various community projects, NGO’s and micro businesses to provide a revenue stream for those individuals. We are passionate about recycling and job creation in South Africa. From humble beginnings of 3 people working with our products we have grown and currently provide an income to 11 Community project members and 9 micro enterprises.
Big Blue was started as a POP up store in a flea market, around 1986. Philip and James needed to get out of a corporate environment and quick, Big Blue was their escape. Because of economic sanction at the time fabrics were limited so they started printing their own fabrics on SA made cottons using local craft techniques.