From trash to treasure, from junk to jewellery. The story of our Flip-flop bracelets is a beautiful one to tell:
While the Bozo tribe in Mali has always lived off fishing, an extreme decline in the river’s fish population has severely threatened their livelihood. However, this same river brings them a new source of income, as the national footwear of Africa washes up on its banks. The fishing-tribe-women found this new way to feed their children, by collecting these treasured flip-flops, melting and twirling them into beautiful colourful pieces of jewellery.
At this moment, a number of years later, the project is so successful that more than 80 families manage to live off this simple and magical transformation process. These 100% waterproof bracelets are perfect for a day at the beach or at the swimming pool, celebrating the summer! Or gift the cheerful, striped bracelets to your loved ones and help the Bozo-women, who gave the flip-flops a new life, to get a better life themselves. Passing on their story of strength, resilience and creativity.
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