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Cycle of good

Hall: Hall 5 Stand: 5A39
  • Kidswear
  • Kitchenware
  • Couples
  • Housewares
  • Gift
  • £20 - £49
  • £0 - £19
  • £50 - £99
  • £100 - £249
  • Seasonal Decorations
  • Menswear
  • Craft
  • Gift Food
  • The Family
  • Womenswear
  • Wholesale
  • Garden Tools & Equipment
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Jewellery & Watches
  • Her
  • Manufacturer
  • Umbrellas & Walking Aids
  • Children
  • Handicraft
  • Pets
  • Greetings & Stationery
  • Funky/Novelty Gifts
  • Point of Sale Display
  • Him
  • Distributor
  • Gadgets
  • Designer
  • DIY
  • Luggage

OUR STORY

Cycle of Good is helping to end poverty in one of the poorest communities in the world. Currently employing 20 Malawian tailors full time, but with ambitions to grow considerably.

Our tailors earn a good wage and can support their families, without any charity donations or handouts.

Our ethos is to:

  • Value people; our team and our customers, and treat them fairly.
  • Value resources; we reduce waste, recycle wherever possible and care for our environment by being frugal in the way we work.
  • Be creative yet practical in our innovations; so we craft lasting products that serve a purpose.

Cycle of Good is the latest initiative to join a wonderful hub of social enterprises created by our 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.

What’s even better is that many of the enterprises are reusing unwanted or waste products from the UK and turning them into profit. We’ve shipped thousands of books, bikes, computers and sewing machines, which are done up, used for training and sold to create a profit.

Over the years, the most popular enterprise by far has been the tailoring school. Over 2000 local women (and the occasional man!) have completed a diploma training course and kept their donated sewing machine at the end.

Cycle of Good builds on all of this amazing work to make something even more wonderful! We now collect waste inner tubes and other products, ship them in our containers to Malawi and we give them to the tailors who carefully craft useful and beautiful items. We also carefully source other Malawian made items, especially when they are made from recycled and sustainable materials.  We ship all these amazing products back to the UK where we sell them to lovely people like you! The profits pay for us to send more containers to Malawi and all surpluses directly fund the work of the children’s centre. It’s why we call it the Cycle of Good!

Address

Cycle of Good
Atlas Works
Longton
Stoke On Trent
ST3 1NR
United Kingdom

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  • THE KUKONDA Looking for a Duffle Bag or a Duffel Bag? Then we have the right Duffel for you!! The Kukonda is made from recycled coffee sacks that have been donated to us from our coffee roaster suppor ...
  • Our nifty wooden Inner Tube Campaign Point of sale Trade box contains ten each of our recycled inner tube best sellers and is available to all shops, charities or even bike clubs.  You’ll receive the ...
  • THE KUKHUTA Need a new belt for work, that new pair of jeans or just because? Then look no further!! The Kukhuta is made from four layers of recycled inner tube, using this clever design of layering t ...
  • THE KEKE Looking for that everyday wallet? We have just the one you are looking for!! The Keke is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. This is the essential inner tube pocke ...
  • THE CHUMA Pockets full of change, nowhere to put it when you get home? Our handy coin purse is just the thing you need!! The Chuma is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. Th ...
  • THE NDALAMA Want a wallet with a difference? Then come this way!! The Ndalama is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. This classic style wallet with a Malawian twist has fou ...
  • THE KUCHEZA Do you feel lost without your phone, like to keep it safe and sound? Maybe our phone case can help!! The Kucheza is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi and this ...
  • THE KUSUNGA Always carrying your cards in your pocket? Not anymore with our credit card protector!! The Kusunga is made from recycled inner tube by our fairly paid tailors in Malawi. A super slim Vega ...
  • THE NZERU Are your readers scratched, need somewhere to keep your sunglasses? We have the answer your looking for!! The Nzeru is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. Our gla ...
  • THE KULEMBA Feed up with buying back to school pencil cases that don’t last, does someone in the office keep ‘borrowing’ your pen? We have the answer that you need!! The Kulemba is made from recycled ...
  • THE USIPA Is your old wash bag washed up and washed out? If so we have the perfect replacement!! The Usipa is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. This roomy wash bag will h ...
  • THE DOKO Going away on business, a long weekend, worried about your luggage going missing? If so we have the luggage tag for you. The Doko is made from recycled inner tube by our fairly paid tailors i ...
  • THE DZANJA Tired of struggling to see your change, feed up of your pockets being weighted down, then grab our pop-up purse. The Dzanja is made from recycled inner tube by our fairly paid tailors in Ma ...
  • THE KUWERUKA Forever misplacing your house keys, can never remember where the car key is? Then pick up our handy key ring fob today!! The Kuweruka is made from recycled inner tube by our fairly paid t ...
  • THE KUPHUNZIRA Want to keep your Laptop safe, your tablet protected? Then we have just the case for you. The Kuphunzira is made from recycled inner tube by fairly paid tailors in Malawi. Our cases‘ ar ...
  • THE KUSEKA A bag is for life not just the weekly shop right? The Kuseka is made from recycled coffee sacks that have been donated to us from our coffee roaster supporters, then handcrafted in Malawi b ...
  • THE MBATATA Want to make a statement at lunch time, want your snacks to stand out from the crowd? Then the quirky Mbatata lunch bag does just that. The Mbatata is made from recycled coffee sacks that ...
  • THE NTCHITO Looking for a bag that has no Velcro, no zips, no fiddly catches and looks great, then we have the bag for you!! The Ntchito is made from recycled coffee sacks that have been donated to us ...
  • THE MONI Looking for a great storage solution, somewhere to keep your jewellery? We have got just the thing for you!! The Moni are made from bicycle spoke’s taken from buckled bike wheels. By saving a ...
  • THE CHITSEKO What’s the first thing you want to do when you reach home following a marathon long cycle ride or a long day at work? Open your front door of course! The Chitseko is made from recycled co ...
  • THE NDOWE Like making list, keeping notes or writing your diary? Then we have the perfect solution!! The Ndowe is made from recycled Elephant Dung by a paper-making co-operative in Blantyre Malawi The ...
  • THE NTOCHI Struggle to find the perfect greetings card? Not anymore!! The Ntochi are made from recycled banana paper by a paper-making co-operative in Blantyre Malawi. The greetings cards come in a pa ...
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  • Sustainable Gifts

    11 Dec 2019 Kelly Shenton

    Ethical, fairly traded and sustainable gifts made from recycled materials. If you are looking to boost your eco-value in store, come along to meet the team! 

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