Bike Recycled Copper Key Ring, Cycle of Good

£6.00

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Bike Recycled Copper Key Ring, Cycle of Good

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 copper wire rescued from old electrical cable which is intricately wound around steel wire. The key ring is carefully hand-made by Emmanuel a Malawian craftsman who earns a good living by making them.

What better way of keeping your keys safe and in one place, by using our cool and funky bicycle key ring.

Due to the hand-made nature of this item, some slight variation in size and style may occur.

Measures: 6cm x 3cm

Who are Cycle of Good?

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.

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.

Awesome.wales zero waste store, Barry

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