Bongalong: The Brand for Legalisation of cannabis in South Africa
Bongalong is on a mission to change the way people perceive cannabis.
The Bongalong change
We are the brand that will change social perceptions of Cannabis by putting it out there, forcing people to look at the issues to freely and publicly discuss the benefits of legalisation. We bring style and design to the cannabis market. Raising funds product by product, for the legal fight. Spreading the word through rallies, media events, social gatherings and community projects. Our brand is your brand and our pledge to you is locally produced, high quality products that are Proudly South African. Stylish, timeless and functional pieces with an exceptional blaze, something that will improve your experience. We create unique pieces that represents the cannabis culture with the respect it deserves, for the unique place it has had in the lives and cultures for thousands of years. We also pledge to use our income to keep hosting the annual South African protests, that we have been hosting since 2014 and has seen over 50 000 people attend in total. We will also push awareness campaigns and projects where ever we have additional resources available.
We believe in quality – no bullshit products. If you buy something from us, expect that you will be happy with the product. If you are not, we expect you to contact us so we can sort it out. The idea that corporations are bigger than their clients, is unbelievable!
We believe in local production. There are so many reasons to make sure that we keep production of the things we use, inside our own economy. I believe that we are a country like no other and what we produce and buy should put back into our own communities.
We believe in fair trade. We all believe that slavery has ended, so why support large corporate companies that mass-produce at the expense of their workers, often worse off than slaves. We have the power as manufacturers and consumers to prevent mass exploitation of our fellow human beings across the globe.
Bongalong always pays its debts. Just because someone else isn’t paying it, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t too!
Bongalong does not believe in competition, we believe in co-operation. We believe in doing what we do well, rather than focussing on what others are doing. We support the local industries that support Cannabis.
Respect life and the happiness of others above all things, even your own triumph.
Never judge! Don’t even judge others who judge. Judgement will only taint your own soul.
Where it All started
On the 29th of August 2013, Bongalong™ was born – registered and trademarked. During this time I was finishing off a 3 year course in Industrial Design. From what I learned about how corporations use specific tools to get what they want, I realised that I could use these same techniques to try and do some good in the world. I also realised that using my skills to boost myself and my own ego would never lead to real happiness. I decided to apply my skills to do stuff that would benefit others.
I wanted to design a bong that smokes like a dream, looks like it belongs in a french wine botique and supports socially sound and sustainable practices. Of course there were quite a few things to do: Designing of graphics and a website, product development and implementation, packaging, strategising and all sorts of really corporate things… Eventually, Bongalong produced the “Naughty Vase”. Finally sales began, with the money made from this first designer item I could grow the company.
After some time selling these vases, it hit me, a designer bong could do more than just raise money and make people happy. I realised that by attracting those unfamiliar to cannabis culture by the beauty of the design, Bongalong could raise awareness: How could something so wonderful be part of a negative “DAGGA CULTURE”; how could a person who smokes everyday, produce something so amazing. I started using the brand to elevate the perceived value of Cannabis in our society.
What we do
Bongalong™ produces authentic, local, handmade designer Smokin’ vases and quality smoking accessories for connoisseurs and truth seekers. We sell and make products focussed on giving the user the best value for money and an exceptional experience. We advocate the decriminalization and legalisation of cannabis in South Africa and because we strongly believe in every persons right to use a god given plant we make a donation to the Cause for every Bongalong™ product sold. We do this to keep the legalisation flame alive, as the DaggaCouple who are fighting a legitimate legal battle for us all, need more help than you can imagine. we need to stand as one force, as one voice and as one people, if we want to make this positive change for us and future generations
We appreciate all donations that assist us to achieve our vision towards the cause. Remember that each product you buy gives us the strength to be the driving force behind legalization. If you would like to show your support, please visit out online shop, purchase any of or products or donate to our cause.