Beautiful, yet robust, organic hemp and cotton canvas crossbody bag with recycled inner tube straps and a phone/card pocket which is cleverly concealed under the asymmetric flap for ease of access to your essentials.
The false buckle is an attractive looking touch, but there’s no need to undo it as it’s hiding a quick magnetic popper underneath. The tailors have used a stunning African wax print lining which divides the bag into two handy sections.
These lovely Crossbody Bags are perfect for your everyday needs.
They are capacious enough to carry your phone, purse, face-masks, hand sanitiser, notebook, packed lunch, train tickets, favourite novel and all those bits and bobs that you cannot leave the house without!
The asymmetric fold over flap is cleverly designed so that with one twitch of the magnetic clip, you’ll quickly access your phone and travel or payment cards from the hidden inner tube holder, without having to root around in the bag itself.
Made with love in Malawi by fairly paid tailors from organic hemp and cotton canvas, coloured with vegan dyes in a vibrant orange or delicate sage green.
The bags extend their ethical credentials by being finished with upcycled inner tube straps and phone holder. Available in vibrant orange or subtle sage green.
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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.
Cycle of Good is the latest initiative to join a hub of social enterprises created by the charity 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.
Cycle of Good builds on all of this amazing work to make something even more wonderful. They now collect waste inner tubes and other products, ship them in their containers to Malawi and give them to the tailors who carefully craft useful and beautiful items.
They also carefully source other Malawian made items, especially when they are made from upcycled and sustainable materials.
They ship all these amazing products back to the UK where they sell them to lovely people like you!
The profits pay for them to send more containers to Malawi and all surpluses directly fund the work of the children’s centre. That is why they call it the Cycle of Good!