Beautifully made to be truly useful. This organic hemp and cotton canvas rucksack is a great size for everyday use. The roll top and fully adjustable recycled inner-tube straps make it super practical, perfect for the office, going for a stomp in the countryside or just as a hands free alternative to a handbag. No need to fumble about trying to undo the buckle though, it’s hiding a quick release magnetic closer for ease of access.
The bags are made in Malawi by fairly paid tailors who have sewn it with care to last you for years. They have used a stunning African wax print lining which divides the bag into two handy sections.
These lovely organic hemp and cotton canvas rucksacks 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 roll-top and adjustable inner tube strap, allows you to increase capacity for extra carrying ability, the faux buckle looks great, but we’ve added a quick access magnetic closure for ease. Need to pop your bag down on the ground? No problem with the waterproof recycled inner tube bottom to keep your goodies dry and secure! The shoulder straps are adjustable too so this bag will fit all shapes and sizes.
Made with love in Malawi by our fairly paid tailors from organic hemp and cotton canvas, coloured with vegan dyes in a vibrant orange or delicate sage green. Inside you’ll find the bag is lined with a vibrant African wax-print fabric which divides the bag into two sections.
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 recycled 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!
I was looking for a rucksack that was well made and had enough room for my bits and pieces when I go out walking. I hadn’t considered getting a recycled product but somehow I found myself on the Rainbow Life page. It’s a fabulous business and the bag is perfect for what I need.