Meet Tembo. His name means elephant in Swahili. He was handmade in Kenya from thongs (also known as flip flops) that are thrown away, end up in the ocean and wash up on the beach. These thongs are a big pollution problem for birds and other animals who mistake them for food.
Made by Ocean Sole, these sculptures are providing employment for local people, keeping the beaches and waterways clean and contributing to ocean conservation.
Please note that because this is a recycled product colours will vary.
Material: Recycled rubber thongs (flip flops)
Small: (L)15cm (W)5.5cm (H)9cm
Large: (L)25cm (W)11cm (H)14cm
Extra Large: (L) 50cm (W) 23cm (H) 38cm - made to order
Extra Extra Large: (L) 66cm (W) 33cm (H) 50cm - made to order.
Please contact us for shipping quote for extra large and extra extra large outside Australia.
Doing a Little Good
This product is:
Fair trade – Produced under fair trade conditions in Kenya. Our producers receive paid paternity and maternity leave, paid medical bills, 21-26 days annual leave and free lunch.
Environmentally friendly – made from recycled thongs found along beaches and waterways.
For ages 3+.