Flip flop art from Kenya
The story behind this flip flop art from Kenya is very special. You probably also own a nice pair of flip flops yourself and when they break you have new ones for a small amount. The cheaper variants are made of foam rubber and are therefore very popular in developing countries. Where you throw your old, worn-out flip flops in the textile bin, that is often not an option in countries such as Kenya. For example, the flip flops are left in nature and eventually end up in the ocean. Subsequently, a plastic soup is created in the ocean, with serious consequences for people and the environment. The Ocean Sole employees clean the washed up flip-flops and glue them together. The creative artisans then all make figurines from the recycled flip flops in their own way. Each figurine is unique in color and made with a lot of love and dedication.
Choosing your flip flop art
If you want to buy an Ocean Sole statue, you can use our WhatsApp service. The figurines are all unique in their color scheme, because the flip-flops that are used are glued together. One statue can therefore be a lot more colorful in terms of color compared to another. With our WhatsApp service you choose the statue that best suits your interior or what you like best to give to someone. In addition, you can always safely order your Ocean Sole products and pay (afterwards) via Nic & Mic.
The benefits of recycle art
Using and recycling old flip flops to make art has many advantages, of course. The Ocean Sole method tackles various social issues, which are being improved on both a small scale in Kenya and on a global scale:
- Preventing and remedying land and sea pollution by removing the plastic.
- Creating employment, both with cleaning up the flip-flops and with designing and making the figurines.
- Use of recycled material instead of wood.
Many artisans in Kenya work from home with wood and switch to recycled flip flops via Ocean Sole. When you buy a figurine you get real feel-good art! Of course this is also a great gift to give.