Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN) – Eco-friendly sandal company Chipkos has announced the release of an $18,000 pair of flip flops. The David Palmer painted foot attire is being billed as the world’s most expensive flip flop but will protect endangered rain forest land.
With their purchase Chipkos will protect 100,000 square feet of endangered rain forest land.
The collector’s piece gives a consumer or philanthropist the opportunity to support a major initiative to conserve the rain forest.
Chipkos sandals are a throwback to the Osho slippers from the Sixties ashram scene of India. Unconventionally “square”, the sandal design boldly breaks the norms, challenging the standard round-shaped flop and serving as a reminder of the company’s square feet protection campaign and mantra, “Stand For Square Feet.”
“We believe that people are ready for a wearable badge to express their support for nature conservation,” says former math teacher and Chipkos’ Chief Nature Ambassador, Priya Jaggia.
“Like adding land to Yosemite, each sandal purchase expands a Costa Rican national park by one hundred square feet, thereby protecting the habitat, species and resources within that land area in perpetuity,” explains Norm Gershenz, Executive Director of SaveNature.Org.