Meet Kifaru. “Kifaru” means rhino 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
SMALL: (L)16cm (W)4.5cm (H)6.5cm
LARGE: (L)25cm (W)8.5cm (H)13cm
Extra Large: (L)57cm (W) 22cm (H) 35cm Contact for quote
Extra Extra Large: (L) 69cm (W) 29cm (H) 49cm Contact for quote
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+.