29 Apr '16, 7pm

These colorful animal sculptures help remove discarded flip-flops from the ocean

Passionate about the ocean, its ecosystems and marine wildlife , Ocean Sole recycles flip-flops that are found littered on beaches and in waterways of Kenya. Every single Ocean Sole product is handcrafted to protect the oceans and teach the world about the threats of marine debris. As a bizarre and yet very real phenomenon, thousands and thousands of flip-flops are washed up onto the East African coast creating an environmental disaster. Not only spoiling the natural beauty of our beaches and oceans, the rubber soles are swallowed, suffocated on by fish and other animals, obstruct turtle hatchlings from reaching the sea, and are a man-made menace to our fragile ecosystems. Ocean Sole ‘s creative team of artisans transforms the discarded flip-flops into elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles and more. These colorful masterpieces come with an important...

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