'Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want'
- Anna Lappé
Flipslide started as a concept; a simple piece of footwear that wouldn’t go in and out of fashion, could be made from natural renewable materials, manufactured in a way to keep waste as low as possible and wouldn’t carry the high price tag that sustainable fashion so often does.
To this end, all Flipslide components are made of natural rubber, sustainably tapped from rubber trees in a similar manner as maple syrup is extracted from a maple tree. A single rubber tree can produce around 10kgs of rubber per year and is usually tapped every second day for up to 40 years. This differs to the materials commonly found in flip-flops; synthetic rubber and polyurethane foam, which are both derived from petroleum, damage our environment and clog our oceans. Natural rubber is also waterproof, durable, supportive and better against your skin.
Our simple design is able to be manufactured using moulds to keep waste to a minimum and, at the end of their life, we recycle our Flipslides with TerraCycle® via their Zero Waste Box™ solution. Once they reach the end of their life, simply send your Flipslides back to us and we'll have them recycled into new rubber products to love all over again. As a thank-you for doing your part, you'll receive $10 off your next Flipslide order.
We deliver every pair of Flipslides carbon neutral, the postage bag is made of compostable waste corn or rescued ocean bound plastic and they come in a handy reusable produce bag to encourage the abandonment of single use plastic bags.