Be a pineapple: Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside” someone once said and we think that’s a great quote!
Show your hostess side by adorning your home décor on the mantel, the bar or anywhere with a beautiful flip flop pineapple! Pineapples share a colourful piece in the social history of America, and we make them in honour of the hospitality we have received for our Kenya enterprise in the USA. They make great hostess gifts too. We love them and think you will too!
All our products are made from recycled flip-flops that are collected from the ocean’s beaches, waterways and landfills in Kenya. These products are hand carved by Kenya artisans, and all unique recycled eco-products thus will differ in colour seen in the pictures.
To make one pineapple, we recycle 30 flip flops to make the fruit part of the pineapple and 20 flip flops to make the crown (leaves). We also recycle 2.5 pounds of styrofoam.
Explore how we make leaves for our pineapple sculpture from recycled flip flops:- https://youtu.be/myHLiuYPN4s
One of the artists behind the art is Charles Kimeu. As part of the Ocean Sole family for over eight years, Charles joined us as once a woodcarver from Eastern Kenya. Coming to Nairobi to find a better opportunity for himself, wife and three children, Charles has become one of our best artists who creates some of Ocean Sole's many masterpieces. "My job brings me joy and a much better and happier opportunity for myself and my family; I love to carve and be creative with flip flops. By not using wood from trees I am saving even more of the planet. My new favourite is pineapple!"
Dimensions - L 20" round, W 6", H 18"
Flip Flops Used: 50 pieces.