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Carla's 'Township bag' on sale in Paris

world Updated: Nov 15, 2008 10:42 IST

A "township bag" offered to French first lady Carla Bruni during a trip to south Africa is selling for 100 Euros at a chic Parisian Boutique to raise funds for poor residents of a Cap 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 bag is made by a non-governmental organisation Bidonville, meaning shantytown in French.