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SHOP ART

WHAT'S THE STORY?

Turning Flip Flop pollution into Art to promote Conservation of our Oceans

Summertime...a season to enjoy the best of nature. Winter coats and boots are traded in for beachwear and flip flops.

Yet what once seemed like an innocent choice of footwear has become a highly destructive problem that creates an inordinate amount of ocean waste washing up on our beaches globally. Discarded flip flops pollute the East African coast and some beaches have even been discovered to be completely covered with these summer shoes. Why is this happening?

Research shows that three billion pairs of flip flops are purchased globally each year. Cheaply made, these items wear out quickly, are tossed into our landfills to eventually end up floating in our oceans and covering our beaches. Along with other ocean plastics, pieces of discarded flip flops are mistaken for food, and eaten by marine animals and birds, resulting in the death of millions annually.

One creative initiative in Kenya is raising awareness of this environmental crisis and making a difference in the fight for healthy oceans - literally turning garbage into art. In 2017 alone over 520,000 salvaged old flip flops were cleared from local beaches. Once collected they are cleaned, made into multi-coloured blocks and then hand carved into beautiful creatures and whimsical sculptures, supporting the community through fair trade and reliable employment for talented artisans and locals.

When you purchase a piece of FLIP THE FLOP COLLECTION from Lotusland you become part of the solution. Through the power of Art and human creativity and collaboration you are helping to raise awareness of this important problem so we can all start to focus on solutions. We encourage you to share this remarkable story and spread the word. Your inspirational piece will bring you much pleasure while making a positive impact towards healthy oceans and marine animals. Thank you for being part of the solution!

  • FLIP THE FLOP ELEPHANT - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP ELEPHANT - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP ELEPHANT - from $25

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    Handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - for our love of healthy oceans, fighting ocean garbage with the power of Art.

    Beloved Elephants in Small (9cm, 3.5in) Medium (13cm, 5in) & Large (38cm, 15in) - no two alike. 

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  • FLIP THE FLOP GIRAFFE - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP GIRAFFE - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP GIRAFFE - from $25

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Giraffes in Small (9cm, 3.5in) Medium (13cm, 5in) & Large (107cm, 42in) - no two alike.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP ZEBRA - from $29

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    FLIP THE FLOP ZEBRA - from $29

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    FLIP THE FLOP ZEBRA - from $29

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Zebras come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

    Available in Baby and Mama Sizes.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP HIPPO - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP HIPPO - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP HIPPO - from $25

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved hippos come in vibrant colours for both Small and Medium sizes - no two alike!

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  • FLIP THE FLOP TURTLE - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP TURTLE - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP TURTLE - from $25

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Turtles come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

    Available in Small and Medium Sizes.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP RHINO - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP RHINO - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP RHINO - from $25

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Rhinos come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

    Available in Small and Medium sizes.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP WARTHOG - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP WARTHOG - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP WARTHOG - from $25

    $25.00

    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Warthogs come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

    Available in Baby and Mama Sizes.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP STINGRAY

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    FLIP THE FLOP STINGRAY

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Stingray come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

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  • FLIP THE FLOP PENGUIN - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP PENGUIN - from $25

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    FLIP THE FLOP PENGUIN - from $25

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Penguins come in classic black and white, or super fun colours- no two alike!

    Small and Medium sizes.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP REEF FISH

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    FLIP THE FLOP REEF FISH

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    FLIP THE FLOP REEF FISH

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Reef Fish come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

    Available in Mama size.

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  • FLIP THE FLOP HAMMERHEAD

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    FLIP THE FLOP HAMMERHEAD

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Hammerhead Sharks come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

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  • FLIP THE FLOP OCTOPUS

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    FLIP THE FLOP OCTOPUS

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Octopuses come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

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  • FLIP THE FLOP DOLPHIN

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    FLIP THE FLOP DOLPHIN

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Dolphins in vibrant colours - no two alike!

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  • FLIP THE FLOP HUMPBACK

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    FLIP THE FLOP HUMPBACK

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    From our Love of healthy oceans, extraordinary pieces handcrafted in East Africa from old discarded Flip Flop shoes washed up on local beaches - fighting ocean garbage and poverty through the power of Art.

    Beloved Humpback Whales come in vibrant colours - no two alike!

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