Flipyarn - Launching Soon!
In August 2019 we launched our pioneering flip flop waste collection and upcycling program where we collect discarded flip flops and turn them into fun and innovative FlipYarn products such as high grade affordable sunglasses and accessories. Flip flops are collected from waterways, beach clean-ups as well as designated collection points and waste sorting facilities in Sri Lanka where our Parkville factory is located.
All of our sunglasses are fitted with custom spring hinges for maximum comfort and flexible fit as well as with market leading UV 400 scratch resistant lenses – the top standard in the eyewear industry - in both normal and polarised versions. The product comes in a recycled box with a carry pouch, a microfibre cloth, full warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
We launched our FlipYarn Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday 20th of August to raise capital to expand our project and we were thrilled that we successfully achieved our funding target, raising 125% of our funding target. The purpose for the campaign was to facilitate us buying additional tools and equipment for our manufacturing process as well as to expand our Parkville team dedicated to FlipYarn, creating more employment opportunities for communities directly impacted by flip flop waste.
The idea for FlipYarn is something we came up with at our eco-friendly workshop in Colombo. We rescued our Parkville dog from near death as a puppy outside the workshop and this bundle of joy has since become our mascot. Walking her all around the city and countryside she loves to pick up rubbish that she can chew on. This invariably has tended to be discarded flip flops! No matter where we walked her she picked them up and we came to realise they are everywhere! So we decided to start doing something about this urgently.
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