Recycled Flip Flop Bracelets
The Bozo Tribe in Bali create an amazing range of rubber bracelets made from recycled flip-flops.
Choose from a wide range of colours and mix and match to create your own unique looks.
The Bozo Tribe bracelets are made from 100% recycled flip-flops
First the hundreds of washed up flip-flops are collected from the shores of the Niger River and cleaned. The flip-flops are then cut into small squares, placed on a spike and melted down into long rubber strands. While hot the rubber is bent into a bracelet shape and the melted rubber binds together
The bracelets are completely handmade by artisans in Bali.
When an extreme decline in the Niger rivers fish the Bozo tribe's livelihoods were threatened. Bizarrely despite being low in fish, the river started bringing along a high number of floating flip-flops
With the Bozo tribe's primary source of food and livelihood gone, the Bozo women took advantage of this disaster and started recycling the sandals they caught in the river and making them into gorgeous bracelets and necklaces. Originally made by just a few families, the designs are now made by over 80 men and women in the Bozo tribe