Meet Twiga. Her name means giraffe in Swahili. She 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 to the 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
Size: Small: (L)10cm (W)4cm (H)18cmboy with
Large: (L)11cm (W)6cm (H)29cm
Extra Large: (L) 30cm (W) 18cm (H) 100cm - made to order
Extra Extra Large: (L) 43cm (W) 21cm (H) 136cm - made to order
Please contact us for postage quote for extra large and extra extra large giraffe outside Australia.
Doing a Little Good
This product is:
Fair trade – Produced under fair trade conditions in Kenya by Ocean Sole. Staff at Ocean Sole 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. The makers of this product Ocean Sole donate 10% of their proceeds to ocean conservation.
For ages 3+.