Sustainable Luxury Flip-flops

Luxury inherently has a connotation of wastefulness.  From enormous gas-guzzling cars to coats made of rare furs and leathers, the concept of luxury is often synonymous with careless and destructive practices.  Sustainable Luxury was an attempt to subvert this societally ingrained association by creating products using industrial waste as a source material.

 

Part of my Sustainable Luxury family of products, these flip-flops are fabricated entirely from scraps of rubber carpet used on the floors of vehicles.  The foam backing of the carpet serves as a faux leather strap, carpet pile in various colors was used to make the sole, and the tread was produced by heating and stamping the rubberized carpeting to improve traction.

IMG_3117 Crop
IMG_3239
IMG_3237
IMG_3242
IMG_3291 Fixed