Toys From Thrown Flip-Flop

10 05 2013

There are lots of discarded flip-flop slippers washed up on Kenya beaches everyday.

A small company in Nairobi is collecting those discarded footwear and recycling them into colourful and cute toys.

To me, it’s a very nice idea for it won’t cause extra pollution from factories to make new toys.

Here are some photos …

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14 02 2014
The Prepaid Economy

[…] This little company from Kenya makes toys from slippers that wash up on the beach. Pictures by Ben Curtis […]

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22 05 2013
mariah

how can I buy one of the toys?

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25 05 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear Mariah,
I think these pretty toys are sold in Nairobi. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please visit my blog again.

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26 05 2013
JoLi

I searched for the image via link and I believe this is their company. 🙂
http://www.theffrc.com/

Ahmad Ali Karim, thank you so much for blogging about this. It was an enjoyable read/watch.

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4 06 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear JoLi,
Thank you for the information. I love Planet Earth and I love to see people using thrown items to make beautiful things without using too much energy that can also cause pollution.
Please visit my blog again.

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22 05 2013
sarahkmoir

So pretty!

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25 05 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear sarahkmoir,
I think that they are pretty too. Thank you for visiting my blog. Please visit my blog again.

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19 05 2013
Drond Macmo

Reblogged this on Drond's Blog.

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19 05 2013
sweetiepiehoneybunch

Reblogged this on sweetiepiehoneybunch and commented:
Amazing!! upcycling at its very best.

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20 05 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear sweetiepiehoneybunch,
They are very creative, aren’t they? And they are helping to reduce the pollution.

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18 05 2013
jumpforjoyphotoproject

Genius! This is so fantastic. what a creative way to recycle and create income. Love this!

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20 05 2013
ahmadalikarim

Hi, I agree with you. Please visit my blog again.

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18 05 2013
kristen

That’s so nice! 🙂

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20 05 2013
ahmadalikarim

Dear kristen,
Thank you. Please visit my blog again 🙂

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