Every block brought makes an impact!
These beautiful, fun yoga blocks are made by Ocean Sole Africa, a Kenyan social enterprise whose mission is to turn the earth’s flip-flop pollution into inspiring art & functional pieces to promote marine conservation & create employment in high impact areas. What’s not to love?!
These original blocks are made from every colour of flip-flop found on the beaches in Kenya, bringing pure joy with the mismatch of colours and offering a lifetime of support.
- Size - 23cm x 12cm x 8cm
All blocks are unique and handmade and therefore may vary slightly in size.
- 10% of Ocean Sole Africa's revenue goes towards marine conservation programmes.
- Each block made recycles 21 flip flops and has provided essential employment in Kenya.
- Ocean Sole Africa positively impacts over a 1,000 Kenyans and recycled over half a million flip-flops in 2017.
This lightweight, durable and stylish yoga block will provide you with the support you need to enhance your practice, whilst helping to clean up the waterbodies on our beautiful planet. Upcycled from flip-flops collected from our oceans, rivers and lakes. The environmentally friendly yoga block will bring happiness to your practice, or if gifted, to a sustainable loving yogi.
Upcycled Flip Flops
A whopping 3.5 billion people in the world, particularly in developing countries, wear flip-flops as their primary form of footwear. Flip-flops are cheap to buy but not durable in use. This, combined with underdeveloped waste processing systems in many countries means that the flip-flops end up in rivers & washed up on beaches.
By buying a yoga block you are playing your part too, saving 21 flip-flops from landfill & providing a steady income to people in Kenya.
About Ocean Sole Africa
Our social enterprise positively impacts over a 1,000 Kenyans through the collection of flip-flops and direct employment. We provide steady income to nearly 100 low-income Kenyans in our company. We recycled over half a million flip-flops in 2017 and aim to recycle a million every year. We contribute over 10-15% of our revenue to beach cleanups, vocational and educational programmes as well as conservation efforts.
We use our 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. Our actions must make a difference to the plight of our oceans and our ethos is to give back what we earn to change the lives of many – through employment, education, and meals.