recycled tea bags – painting out of poverty.

Original TBag Designs is a collective of artists who live in an informal settlement in Hout Bay, South Africa. With recycled tea bags as their canvases they are painting themselves out of poverty.

The money earned by the artists helps to support a community of 125 people.

Nomsa, who bought a house with the proceeds from painting tea bags, said, “The most wonderful thing in the world is hearing the rain on the roof and knowing my children are warm and dry.”