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As well as creating jobs within its own social enterprise, Cycle of Good helps numerous local artisan craft businesses around the local town of Chilomoni, Blantyre.

One such business is Emmanuel and his team of craft recyclers from Chirimba. Emmanuel is an integral part of the Cycle of Good, supplying us with small, handmade eco-friendly recycled gifts.

Local craftsman Emmanuel and his team of 5 create our popular recycled bicycle copper keyring. The eco-friendly recycled keyring is made using soft wires from often abandoned fridges. The bicycle keyring is extra special for us not only because it is a unique gift for a cyclist, but because of how Emmanuel and his team follow the principles of reducing waste by reusing materials to create hand crafted products.

Reduce Reuse Recycle

The small enterprise buy the fridge compressors that are discarded as rubbish found on streets. His team deconstruct the compressors and use the soft wires in intricate ways, bending into shape manually to create wonderful items that are sold as birthday presents.
Each member of the team has a specific role in either deconstruction or assembly. The bicycle keyring is a popular add on for purchasers of our Elephant bike!
Add this fantastic eco-friendly and fairly traded recycled gift to your shopping list and you will not only be supporting a small network of families around Chilomoni, but you will be helping in cleaning up the streets and adding value to waste that is discarded by allowing it to be up-cycled. That’s why we call it the Cycle of Good!

Eco Friendly Opportunity

Emmanuel’s team of 5 (including himself) is comprised of 3 men and 2 women. They all have a role to play in making this little recycled gift, taking a total of 45 minutes to make from start to finish.

Fairly Traded

This fairly traded recycled gift is sold in the UK through social enterprise Cycle of Good and our network of ethical retailers. All the money we make pays for childcare and non-profit social enterprise in Malawi.

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