Introducing Cycle of Good: a Social Enterprise that Turns Waste into Designer Accessories

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Giveaway! Scroll down to enter for a chance to win £50 voucher to spend at Cycle of Good!

Readers’ discount: use CAPTAIN20 to get 20% off at check out.

I am trying to use my platform for good as much as I can. As you know, every now and then I try to introduce a charity organisation or social enterprise on my blog in order to raise awareness for them. This time I’d like to introduce: Cycle of Good.

cycle of good: A social enterprise

About Cycle of Good – A Social Enterprise

Cycle of Good (parent charity Krizevac Project) is a charity and social enterprise registered in England and Wales. It is a trading initiative, based in Malawi and currently employing about 500 local people. Apart from that, they also help to fund children’s centres locally. It’s a hub, that teaches skills, trains people and they create handmade items, that are made of bicycle inner tubes. 

Partnered with the Royal Mail and Halfords, the charity received bicycles to be refurbished (these are now sold as Elephant Bikes and after every bike sold, one will be sent to Malawi as a donation) and the used inner tubes are being crafted into wonderful new items to be sold and benefiting the charity.

The idea is not only to promote circular economy and reduce waste but to train and educate people who can make living with their skills and crafts. Since the start, the most popular enterprise has been the tailoring school. More than 3000 people (mostly women)  have completed a diploma training course.

And that’s not all, because apart from promoting circular economy and reducing waste, the charity can boast with other fully sustainable features: like the workshop buildings are built using eco block and powered by solar energy. They work closely with a local forestry to plant trees in the nearby mountains (this deforestation work helps to restore forests that are working as fortresses to protect the villages from the effects of climate change), ship in shared containers and even the last bits of inner tube material is used up in a way, so no waste is produced. 

If you want to learn more about their wonderful initiative, click here.

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Win a £50 voucher to spend at Cycle of Good

Giveaway

The lucky winner will win a £50 voucher to spend at Cycle of Good! As you can see there are so many lovely products to choose from!

Please enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Readers’ discount: use CAPTAIN20 to get 20% off at check out.

Terms and conditions

£50 voucher to spend at Cycle of Good competition closes at 12:00 AM on 27th of October 2023 and the winner will be notified via email within 48 hours.

The giveaway is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

There is no maximum amount of times an individual can enter, and each entry will be in with a chance of winning.

ONE person will be picked at random as a winner. The prize provider will send the prize directly to the winner as soon as is reasonably possible. (It is the winner’s responsibility to reply with their full name and address in order to receive their prize). Subject to availability. 

The winner will have 5 days to respond to their winner’s email; otherwise we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

No cash alternatives are available.

The winner’s name will be posted onto the Captain Bobcat Blog website so do keep an eye out!

If you enjoyed this giveaway for Cycle of Good, check out my giveaways page, I always have new ones.

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21 comments

ashleigh October 12, 2023 - 2:05 pm

A belt for my husband!

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Susan B October 12, 2023 - 3:56 pm

Lovely products! I would choose the cool RECYCLED COFFEE SACK & INNER TUBE SHOPPER BAG.

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Margaret Gallagher October 12, 2023 - 4:21 pm

Love their backpacks or gift bags

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Andrew Ingold October 12, 2023 - 5:45 pm

I would go for the wash bag

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fiona waterworth October 12, 2023 - 6:24 pm

this is very different RECYCLED INNER TUBE BELT

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Siobhan N October 12, 2023 - 6:40 pm

I would choose the Organic Canvas and Inner Tube Rucksack in orange!

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coldi October 12, 2023 - 8:39 pm

Such a brilliant idea. I love the look of all the bags, they’ve done a super job of making everything look really great!

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Wendy Lam-Vechi October 12, 2023 - 9:41 pm

Oh I am loving the ‘ RECYCLED INNER TUBE & COFFEE SACK DUFFEL BAG’. That is so cool. I’m always looking for a nice shopping rucksack I can carry my shopping in when I’m cycling so this would be an amazing win for me. Also would love to add the ‘RECYCLED LORRY CURTAIN TOTE BAG – THE MARTHA’ to carry those frozen stuff since it’s made from recycled waterproof lorry curtain so it’s easy to clean when certain food condenses in my bag. So cool.

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Priscilla Stubbs October 13, 2023 - 9:47 am

These look like great products and such a good idea. My husband is always in need of a belt so that would be my first choice

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Valerie Seal October 13, 2023 - 2:00 pm

The Recycled lorry curtain tote bag would be so useful.

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claire woods October 14, 2023 - 6:17 pm

RECYCLED INNER TUBE BELT/RECYCLED WIRE BICYCLE KEYRING/
RECYCLED CHRISTMAS CHARMS

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Rich Tyler October 15, 2023 - 5:30 pm

I’d love a new belt

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Leila Benhamida October 18, 2023 - 9:58 pm

Will choose the ORGANIC CANVAS AND INNER TUBE RUCKSACK in Orange 🧡 looks fabulous

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emma kinsey October 20, 2023 - 8:45 am

a belt pls

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Christopher Read October 21, 2023 - 11:26 pm

I would probably go for a canvas and inner tube rucksack or a wallet 🙂 Thanks for running the giveaway 🙂

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Jude Dysart October 21, 2023 - 11:49 pm

I like the bags made from coffee sacks. Not sure which is my favourite

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James Travis October 23, 2023 - 1:24 pm

I would probably go for a new wallet

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Sheri Darby October 25, 2023 - 6:34 pm

I would love the ORGANIC CANVAS AND INNER TUBE RUCKSACK

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donna l jones October 26, 2023 - 9:15 am

backpacks or gift bags

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Lynn Neal October 26, 2023 - 12:21 pm

I would choose a backpack and a belt!

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AJ October 26, 2023 - 8:36 pm

I’d probably go for a shopping bag! I love them.

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