Organise your swim stuff and keep your goggles scratch free and easy to find in your swim bag. Recycled lorry curtain cube goggles bag, fairly made by tailors in Malawi for fellow Social Enterprise 'Cycle of Good'.
The Limbani Upcycled Fairtrade Goggles Case! We are calling it Goggles Case 'PLUS' because it is slightly larger than a usual goggles case and can fit a few extra bits in too - your cossie and hat for example.
These are truly useful, bags! Perfect for goggles to keep them safe and scratch free plus with a little extra room for you hat etc. You will wonder how you managed without these bags in your life!
Made from off-cuts of lorry curtain siding, that would otherwise have gone to UK landfill. The bags are super tough and completely washable. They each have a handle made from recycled inner tube and they close with a strong zip. Colours will vary slightly as we’re working with recycled materials, but you can choose between red/grey or blue/white.
Limbani Goggles Case Measures = 18cm x 10cm x 7.5cmm
Made in Malawi by fairly paid tailors. Recycled materials may show flaws or signs of previous use, but are still perfectly strong. Each bag will be unique like you!
From Cycle of Good: "Currently employing 33 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. We do all of this by saving waste from landfill and re-purposing it into useful items that will last a lifetime.
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 part of a circular economy; 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 refurbished, used for training or sold to create a surplus that funds international standard childcare and the building of new schools.
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.
DOING OUR BIT TO SAVE THE PLANET
Cycle of Good collects waste inner tubes and other materials saved from landfill, ship them in our containers, filled with donated bicycles, to Malawi where tailors carefully craft what was waste into useful and beautiful items.
- The Malawian workshops are made from soil eco-blocks and are all powered by the sun
- We work with the Chilomoni forestry service to plant trees on our local mountain
- All the off-cuts of inner-tubes and lorry curtain are made into soft furniture for use by local schools
- We ship by sea in shared container space
- We use plastic free packaging on all our items
- We use recycled haberdashery (like zips) wherever possible
- We make functional products to last a lifetime: with a lifetime guarantee on all our sewn items "
As a fellow Social Enterprise Seabirds is over the moon to have found a fairtrade source for our goggles case. Each time you buy one you support both social missions. Thank you!