Sustainable art made from flip flops
Flip flop art from Kenya
The story behind this flip flop art from Kenya is very special. You are probably also the owner of a nice pair of flip flops and when they break you have new ones for a small amount. The cheaper variants are made of foam rubber and are therefore particularly 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. The flip flops are left in nature and eventually end up in the ocean. Then a plastic soup is created in the ocean, with serious consequences for people and the environment. The employees of Ocean Sole clean the washed-up flip flops and glue them together. The creative craftsmen then all make statues of the recycled flip flops in their own way. In this way each statue is unique in color and made with a lot of love and dedication.
Choose your flip flop art
If you want to buy a statue of Ocean Sole, 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 frame can therefore be a lot more colorful in terms of color compared to another. With our WhatsApp service you choose the statue that best fits your interior or what you like best as a gift to someone. In addition, you can always order your Ocean Sole products safely and pay (afterwards) via Nic & Mic.
The benefits of recycle art
Using and recycling old flip flops to make art out of them naturally has many advantages. The working method of Ocean Sole addresses various social issues that are being improved both on a small scale in Kenya and on a global scale:
- Preventing and remedying pollution of land and sea 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, among other things.
Many craftsmen in Kenya work with wood from home and switch over to Ocean Sole for recycled flip flops. When you buy a statue you get real feel good art at home! Of course this is also a top gift to give.