Carla 'township bag' on sale in Paris
The bag was picked up by the French first lady during a trip to South Africa and is now selling for EUR 100 to raise funds for Cape Town slum residents.
18 November 2008
PARIS - A "township bag" offered to French first lady Carla Bruni during a trip to South Africa is selling for EUR 100 at a chic Parisian boutique to raise funds for poor residents of a Cape Town slum.
A total of 421 copies of the bag, made of a cotton and hessian blend in the vibrant colours of the South African flag, are up on sale and the proceeds will help the residents of Khayelitsha, a sprawling shantytown adjoining Cape Town.
The former top model picked up the bag, nicknamed the "Carla," during her trip to South Africa in February.
The bag is made by a non-governmental organisation Bidonville, meaning shantytown in French.
[AFP / Expatica]