Natural Rubber Thongs - Free The Bears
Vegan flip flops that are designed to do good.
These thongs are a collaboration between Etiko and Free The Bears. Made Fair Trade from a blend of certified natural and recycled rubber in Sri Lanka. These are the most comfortable thongs / flip flops you can buy!
Free The Bears mission is to eliminate the mistreatment of bears. Each purchase will directly contribute to protecting, preserving and enriching the lives of bears, with 10% of proceeds going directly to Free The Bears.
- Fair Trade
Did you know...
Natural rubber is different to synthetic rubber?
Natural rubber is made from plants and is biodegradable. This means it will start to decompose when you need to update your thongs.
(Or you can return your old thongs to Etiko and they will recycle them for you... plus you will get a voucher).
Synthetic rubber is manmade and not nearly as biodegradable. It's more likely to hang around for years.
Making small changes to help the environment has never been easier.
Free the Bears
Free the Bears strives for a world where bears are valued as an integral part of the natural environment and are no longer exploited or abused. Started in 1993 by Mary, a grandmother on a mission the charity has achieved some incredible things:
- Opening sanctuaries to rehabilitate and home the world's most vulnerable bears (sun bears, moon bears, and sloth bears).
- Working with governments to strengthen and enforce laws protecting bears.
- Developing alternative sustainable income sources for communities to prevent impoverished families from exploiting bears for profit.
- Creating educational programs to reduce the demand for bear products.
The work that Free the Bears has done in protecting these beautiful creatures is truly inspiring.