crafted in Mali
by women of the Bozo fishing tribe
made of flipflops (that float the river)
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 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.
Follow the lead of the experiences of our clients as an indication and for a successful result, and start with a minimum of 96 sets in a wide range of colours. Create a beautiful display on a branch or fill a glass container or chapati bowl with the colou