Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Flip the Flop: Kenya's Ocean Sole Turns Trash Into Art

What would you do if thousands of flip-flops regularly washed up on the beaches where you live?

The creative folks who formed Ocean Sole in Kenya treat the flip-flops as raw materials for the art they create.

Ocean Sole workers and volunteers have removed over 1,000 tonnes of flip-flops from the ocean and waterways in Kenya. Ocean Sole has also provided steady income to over 150 Kenyans in their company and supply-chain, and the group contributes over 10% of their revenue to marine conservation programs.

What could museums and designers take away from this model of trash to art from Kenya?

You can find out more about Ocean Sole's work and products by clicking over to the Ocean Sole website.

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