This tough & versatile bag is SHORTLISTED FOR ‘GIFT OF THE YEAR’ 2023.
Cycle of Good's strongest and most versatile bag to date and it’s 100% upcycled!
This bag is made from super-tough waterproof, lorry-curtain fabric, which was going to be thrown away until the good folk of Cycle of Good rescued it.
It’s the perfect size for your weekly shop, your laptop and lunch for the office, for your gym trip. Also makes a stylish but practical nappy or beach bag.
We love the comfy upcycled inner-tube handles which are strong but never cut into your hands when the bag is full of heavy things. Inner tubes are tough yet supple.
It measures 38cm high by 40cm wide. So easy to keep clean as it’s fully wipeable.
And no chance of fading either.
In other words it should last you a lifetime. It's already lived a lot of lives. I bet this bag has a few stories to tell!
Made from 100% upcycled lorry curtain and inner tubing.
38cmH x 40cmW
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!