Worldwide, land and water pollution from discarded flip-flops is a surprisingly enormous and growing problem. Ocean Sole transforms over 50 tons of discarded flip-flops found in the ocean and on land each year, upcycling them into art to help remedy the situation and raise awareness of the problem globally.
Each upcycled Flip-Flop Panda is sculpted individually, making a one-of-a-kind creation and keeping 8 flip-flops out of our oceans and landfills.
For many decades, the classification of the giant panda was under debate because it shares characteristics with both bears and raccoons. More recent studies indicate, however, that the giant panda is part of the family Ursidae — a true bear. Sadly, these beautiful bears are endangered, and it’s estimated that only around 1,000 remain in the wild.
These wonderful animals are playful art pieces, and they have positively impacted many by cleaning up over a thousand tons of flip-flops from the ocean and waterways in Kenya, as well as providing steady income to over 150 low-income Kenyans.
Measures approximately 15cm x 10cm x 16cm (6" x 4" x 6 1/4")
Actual design and colors will vary. While these upcycled animals are playful to look at, we do not recommend them as toys, and they are not suitable for children under 3.
Ocean Sole contributes over 10% of their revenue to marine conservation programs such as the Ocean Conservancy. Your purchase also helps support SeaLegacy, combining decades of experience in conservation, photography, and communications to build a healthy future for our oceans.
"I fell in love with these colorful, whimsical animals and love having them on my desk. They are a wonderful reminder of how important it is to reduce plastic in our oceans and protect marine and terrestrial wildlife. And I never get tired of telling the story of Ocean Sole and all they're doing to get flip-flops out of landfills and oceans." - Tigger