What: Fairtrade from Malawi. Unique bags made from recycled coffee sacks and inner tubes!
How: These cool bags are made from recycled coffee sacks that have been donated from coffee roaster supporters, then handcrafted in Malawi by fairly paid tailors.
The coffee sacks come in all shapes and sizes with different designs printed on them making each bag unique.
The long recycled inner tube strap means the bag sits perfectly across your body and is lined with eye catching “Chitenge” a wax-printed 100% cotton.
Measures: Height 28cm, Width 35cm, Strap length 130cm
Who: Cycle of Good is the latest initiative to join a wonderful hub of social enterprises created over the past ten years. Situated in Chilomoni Township, Malawi, the enterprises together employ 500 people who have trained and worked to create businesses that fund a vital children’s centre. The centre provides early years care and family support to around 2000 vulnerable children at any one time. It’s a quiet revolution of skills building and economic growth in a country with no welfare state: if you don’t earn, you don’t eat.
Why: Cycle of Good is helping to end poverty in one of the poorest communities in the world. Currently employing 10 Malawian tailors full time, but with ambitions to grow this to a team of 100, they earn a good wage and can support their families, without any charity donations or handouts.