Looking for the perfect eco-friendly accessory, party favor, or just a fun gift to give? You wouldn’t believe it but these stripy and colorful bracelets are actually created from recycled flip flops! Green Stylist founder Julia has already confessing to buying dozens for her friends and family, and why not when they look beautiful and come with a beautiful story to tell. The bracelets from Paper Source are made by a group of women in Mali, West Africa. The women create the unique colors and stripes by collecting worn flip flops, melting them down, and looping the plastic into bracelets.
These really would make a perfect friendship bracelet, symbolic of the bond between you and your loved ones and the bond between you and the Earth. With recycled material making up 100% of these bracelets, what better way to show people you care about them and the environment, all while supporting local West African communities.
The Paper Source blog also has the perfect way to gift-give these bracelets. Print out a small gift tag with a description of where these bracelets come from to take your gift from a simple accessory to a gift with a story and unique meaning.
Find Paper Source Flip Flop Bracelets here. Sold in packs of 10-100.