Summer is knocking at the door- it’s time to grab your swimwear and flip-flops and hit the beach. However most of the flip-flops you find in the market are made with synthetic chemicals which are really harmful for your skin. Individuals with sensitive skin tend to get those nasty flip-flop rashes which are so hard to get rid of. Moreover ordinary rubber flip-flops aren’t so comfortable and it’s rather difficult to walk a long stretch them. They also wear out easily and the rubber stem between the toes peels the skin after a long walk.
Today we will introduce you to two young entrepreneurs who have come up with the perfect pair of flip-flops made out of completely organic ingredients. The rubber which goes into the making of these flip-flops have been directly harvested from the sap of rubber trees. In an attempt to find the perfect flip-flop they travelled to the rubber plantations in the interiors of India and Sri Lanka. It was here that they discovered the miseries of the rubber plantation workers who survive on meagre wages and live in truly despicable conditions. This is why they set out in search of rubber which has been harvested on fair terms with the workers and finally became a member of Fair Rubber Association where a large part of the profit is directly received by the rubber tappers. Heather the co-founder of Olli natural flip-flops explains, “my goal is to provide a choice to consumers where there wasn't one before. I'm committed to using natural materials in my products to lessen the impact on both workers and consumers".
The Olli natural flip-flops are crafted out of biodegradable, sustainable and renewable rubber which is not only safe on your skin but also on the environment. The all natural rubber flip-flops will make your walk a comfortable one no matter if you are strolling in the beach, walking on mountain trails or just going out to the nearest grocery store. They have been meticulously crafted to give you the perfect foot support which is both comfortable as well as durable. The Olli natural flip-flops are available in a number of colours - midnight blue, iron grey with blue accents, rainforest brown and black out black. After 3-4 months of continuous use these super comfy flip-flop will be just like an extension of your feet.
If you are one of those people who dare to speak out against the exploitative business practices then you surely know how the labourers in the rubber plantations of the developing countries are being exploited. Ordering a pair of Olli Natural flip-flop is more than buying a pair of flip-flops. It implies that the buyer is directly contributing to the improvement of the standard of living of the workers who made the flip-flop.
After two years of research the young entrepreneurs have launched their Kickstarter campaign for the perfect all natural rubber flip-flop. The crowdfunding campaign is running successfully so far with nearly 250 backers and over 90% of the funding goal already achieved. While the $5- $10 pledges do not come with any reward you can expect to get discounts and loads of other rewards on pledges of $16 or more.
Be apart of this social enterprise and enjoy your new flip-flops!
Olli's Kickstarter Campaign