Blue plush shark toy with colorful polka dots isolated on white background
Colorful plush shark toy with polka dots isolated on white background
Colorful plush whale shark toy with polka dots isolated on white background

Ocean Sole

Whale shark

Sale price£24.95

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These whale sharks are made with deep blue recycled flip flops found on the Kenyan coast. Much like these sculptures, no whale shark has the same distinctive spots. All of Ocean Sole’s 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 are all unique, therefore they will differ in colour to the image shown. Flip flops used: 9. Hours to make: 7. Approximate dimensions: L28 cm x W22 cm x H13 cm

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Ocean Sole

Ocean Sole are a social enterprise that upcycles washed up flip-flops found along the beaches and waterways in Kenya. Inspired by the toys children were making out of the flip-flop debris, Julie Church, the Ocean Sole Founder, encouraged their mothers to collect, wash, and cut the discarded flip-flops into colourful products to sell at local Kenyan markets as another means of income for their families.

Their social enterprise positively impacts over a 1,000 Kenyans through the collection of flip-flops and direct employment. They provide steady income to nearly 100 low-income Kenyans in their company. They aim to recycle a million flip flops a year, recycle over one tonne of styrofoam a month, and save over five hundred trees a year - by using flip flops instead of wood. They contribute over 10-15% of their revenue to beach clean-ups, vocational and educational programmes as well as conservation efforts.

Ocean Sole use their social enterprise to pay bonuses to employees, invest in a welfare programme that allows a zero return in funds to all employees to help facilitate payments for educating their children, buying land and other means. Their actions must make a difference to the plight of our oceans and their ethos is to give back what they earn to change the lives of many – through employment, education, and meals.

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Ocean Sole Flip Flop Art logo featuring colorful recycled flip-flop designs symbolizing ocean conservation and eco-friendly art
about the brand
Ocean Sole

A social enterprise, that upcycles washed up flip-flops found along the beaches and waterways in Kenya. It positively impacts over a 1,000 Kenyans through the collection of flip-flops and direct employment. Ocean Sole provide steady income to nearly 100 low-income Kenyans in our company.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Ocean Sole aims to recycle a million flip flops year, recycle over one tonne of styrofoam a month, and save over five hundred trees a year - by using flip flops instead of wood.

Ocean Sole is a social enterprise, that upcycles washed up flip-flops found along the beaches and waterways in Kenya.

Delivery & Returns

Delivery & Returns

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Packed seeds, not boxed (UK-only): £2.75

Unfortunately for a small number of postcodes in remote areas of mainland UK we cannot guarantee free delivery. As a charity we set our postage charges according to our courier and have to pass on any additional charges. If you are unsure if your postcode falls into one of these areas please phone our customer services: 01726 818891.

Affected postcodes & delivery charges are as follows:

  • PO30 - PO41 (Isle of Wight) = £16.95
  • AB31 - AB56, IV1 - IV9, HS - HS9, KA27 - KA28, KW1 - KW17, PA20 - PA78, PH1 - PH50, ZE - ZE3 = £17.95
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    Free UK standard delivery on all orders* over £50 for products dispatched directly by Eden Project (*Some exceptions apply). This product is dispatched by Eden Project within 1-3 working days with next day delivery as the standard delivery service, we aim to send all orders as soon as they’re placed.

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