Summer’s here and you’re caught short, you have no flip flops! Flip flops are a New Zealand institution, the footwear of choice for enjoying the long hot days. However, before you go down to your local footwear store and grab a pair, have a look what we have here. First of all, these flip flops are free of nasty PVC, the standard material used in flip flop manufacture. Instead these ones are made from natural and recycled rubber…. now that is much kinder on the environment and your feet!
Okay, so you’re thinking surely that is the only benefit you could get from a pair of flip flops? Well…. it’s not. The production also supports the local community where they are manufactured, helping to reduce poverty! Oh and the different colours you see, they are more than a fashion decision. Every sale of these flip flops helps to support various social and environmental projects, with the different colours representing different projects. How cool is that!
We do have a confession to make though. These flip flops do not carry the Fairtrade certification, but hear us out. As yet, there is unfortunately no certification available for flip flops as they are made out of rubber. That doesn’t change the fact that Etiko treats their flip flop producers exactly the same as all their other producers; fairly and paying them an honest wage!
On the lighter side, when you receive these you will notice they are called ‘thongs for good’. This is very peculiar sounding for a New Zealander, but rest assured, they come out of Australia where they call flip flops thongs. We know, very weird!
Why settle for only looking good this summer, when you can be making the world a better place with every stride!