My ideal world would be one were an eclectic mix of people could work, live and co-exist, side by side. People who are different should not be hidden away. They belong in our homes, communities and most importantly, in the workplace. Being able to work gives all of us a sense of value; knowing that […]
Many of our most loyal customers have no idea that behind the scenes at Merrypak, is a bustling factory manufacturing the range of carrier bags and boxes you know so well. In addition, we produce custom orders of bespoke packaging for small to medium businesses. Our updated custom website showcases our manufacturing capability and allows […]
Luke started working at Merrypak in 2008 and is so proud to be a staff member of this vibrant and welcoming workplace. I don’t think there has ever been a day that he has not headed off to work with a smile on his face, and we often overhear him explaining to friends and family-members […]
I was an emergency foster mother for 16 years with Cape Town Child Welfare which meant that at any time I could get a phone call from a social worker asking if I could take a baby. One such call was on a Friday and changed our lives for ever. The call was asking me […]
When I was ready to have my second child, we were quite excited when we discovered “it’s a boy” The first grandson for my parents. At his first visit to the Paediatrician at six weeks the doctor said that he hears a murmur but there is no need to be concerned because it might go away […]
Introducing Biowise Cups – a really exciting innovation! Foam Cups that look and feel like polystyrene but are 100% biodegradable. Available in 175ml (R20 for 25 or R569.30 for 1000) and 250ml (R22.50 for 25 or R655.50 for 1000).
Zylan’s Story Anyone who knows Merrypak, will know that we are passionate about inclusion and celebrating difference. Monique, Zylan’s mom works in our Good Food Cafe. Zylan was was born in December 2012. He developed normally until the age of 2 when his mom noticed that he had become distant and had stopped communicating with […]
Of all the plastic products we take for granted, plastic drinking straws are probably the most unnecessary. Designed to be used once and discarded, many end up in our oceans. In our Good Food Cafe @ Merrypak, we have made a commitment to only offer paper straws. Make a point of saying “No thanks” to plastic […]
Happy 80th Birthday to our founder, Madeline Pate! We got the “Merry” in our name, Merrypak, from the nickname she was given by her family when she was born on Christmas Day. We wish her a happy and healthy 80th year.
It’s nothing new that Merrypak is proudly INCLUSIVE. We believe that our work place should mirror an ideal world where people with varying abilities and from different backgrounds co-exist happily. On Tuesday we invited the family of some of our staff plus a cross section of people involved in disability, welfare and education, to see […]