Flipflop bracelets, falling leaves
made 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