The long and holy road… Żyrardów man creates booming business with his Rosary on a Steering Wheel idea
A Żyrardów man looking to bring a touch of faith to the road with his homemade steering wheel rosaries, has now been flooded with orders from afar away as Canada.
Marek Kosykowski came up with the idea, which lets drivers swap their rosary beads with a leather strap that attaches to the steering wheel, after having problems with finding time for prayer.
He told TFN: “In the car I started to pray because in the evening I fell asleep with the children while reading and there was no more strength to pray.
“I decided to use my morning travel time more effectively and pray in the car. The time is perfect for the rosary.
“While praying with the rosary, it turned out that there was a second problem, counting which bead I'm on. Unfortunately, I did not find any products that would solve this need, so I took this problem into my own hands.
“I made a prototype for myself about a year ago. After showing my friends they wanted one for themselves and the business was born.”
Handmade on an old singer sewing machine that belonged to his grandmother, the product has now received a ringing endorsement from the local priest and has turned into a lucrative business, with both local and international demand.
Kosykowski says he is now looking to employee those in the community who need help and to expand his home-based production.