recycled flip flop bangles
Ready to rock recycled art by Kenyan artisans! Funky bangles to give your look some environmental love.
Oceans Soles is a story of logic and magic the logic of recycling waste using the magic of imagination, creativity and finally, plenty of passion! Turning discarded flipflops that wash up on to the shores of Kenya into beautiful, unique and multicoloured bangles.
Multicolored Dimensions: approx 2 .5" thick with an outer circumference of 4/14" and inner circumference of 2/34"
Note: each bangle is uniquely designed, so color patterns will vary.
About Ocean Sole - The Flip Flop Recycling Company: Founded by Julie Church in 1998 (who worked then as a marine conservationist), it was on the remote Island of Kiwayu where Julie was horrified by the waste washing up onto the beaches creating an environmental disaster for the marine ecosystem. Over the next few years, Julie worked with mothers in the local community to collect, wash, and cut the discarded flipflops into colorful products. ''We collect discarded flipflops that were previously blighting waterways and coastlines in Kenya and turn them into wonderful flipflop creations. The magic happens through craftsmanship, as we work with over 100 individuals now at our workshops in Nairobi, in city slums and in remote coastal areas providing much needed employment.''
Each one of a kind, all different combinations