Blue Whale Flip Flop Sculpture | Medium
The blue whale is not only the largest whale but it is also he largest animal known to have ever existed. Reaching a maximum confirmed length of 29.9 meters and weighing up to 199 tonnes.
The number of blue whales today is only a small fraction of what it was before modern commercial whaling significantly reduced their numbers during the early 1900s, but populations are increasing globally. The primary threats blue whales currently face are vessel strikes and entanglements in fishing gear. We felt it was only right to honor this massive marine mammal in our Ocean Sole signature designs.
All our products are made from recycled flip-flops that are collected from the beaches, waterways and landfills in Kenya. These products are hand carved by Kenya artisans and all unique therefore will differ in colour seen in the picture.
Impact of Your Purchase: 292 lbs of trash collected
Medium:L 10 in, W 3 in, H 3 in
Ocean Sole: For 3.5 billion people living below the poverty line, the flip flop remains the most affordable form of footwear. And as a result, most of them end up in the ocean.
Each year we aim to upcycle 1 million+ flip flops found washed up across the Kenyan beaches which our local artisans then turn into art.
If you are interested in learning more about our process of collecting, washing, blocking, carving, smoothing, and perfecting our small batch artwork, click here to watch a short video.
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