India | Founded in 2017
Winner of ASIA 2020 Grand Prize
“We dream of a world where social stigmas & ecological hazards are a relic of the past.”
Kanpur Flowercycling Private Limited is a Kanpur (India) based award-winning social enterprise that has pioneered the world’s first technology to convert temple-flowers and agricultural-stubble waste into innovative and sustainable products, along the way providing livelihood to 79 marginalized women, empowering our mission of preserving the Ganges from pollution.
They started with making Incense sticks, cones and Vermicompost, and today are the fastest selling incense brand in India with 13 unique fragrances. With innovation at the heart of the organization, repurposed-flowers and stubble-residues are used to develop biodegradable alternates to Earth’s 5th biggest pollutant i.e. Styrofoam– Florafoam and world’s first vegan leather made from temple flowers– Fleather. Heralded by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea in 2018, recognized by the United Nations in its Young Leaders publishing, and mentioned by Forbes, Fortunes and Stanford Social- Review, KFPL is revolutionizing the way India handles the megaton temple waste and agro-stubble residue problem, while renewing hope for local communities。