Join us in our mission to clean up Malindi beach in Kenya with a ‘World Environment Day’ (5 th June) initiative, which will see us pledging to remove a basket of plastic for every pair of Kenyan sandals sold during May, June and July 2019.
Our handmade leather beaded Kenyan sandals are a part of our DNA. They were our first product when we launched Aspiga and we have worked closely with the local community ever since. Each pair takes over 3 hours to be handed beaded.
The campaign will launch on May 1st 2019 and run through to the end of July 2019.
We will be gathering a team of local children and paying them to help clear the plastic off Malindi beach by the Marine Park. The first ‘clean up’ will be on the 5 th June, World Environment Day and we will do the second big clean at the end of July. “Unfortunately, Malindi beach adjacent the beautiful Marine Park is sometimes covered in plastic, I was so upset when I saw it for myself last
January. Even though Kenya has banned plastic bags, there is still a huge amount of plastic bottles, flip flops, fishing nets and the like washed up on the beach.” commented Aspiga founder, Lucy Macnamara.
“I am passionate about the environment and marine life and I wanted to help raise awareness of this issue. My hero David Attenborough has done a wonderful job bringing it to the attention of everyone, but there is still a lot to be done.” continued Lucy Macnamara.
The avoidance of plastic is core to our brand ethics. We recycle as much waste as possible and are on a mission to be a zero-plastic office. We stock a range of eco-friendly products including bamboo cotton buds,
Ecoffee cups and S’well drink bottles. Through our production processes we try to avoid airfreight whenever possible, minimising our carbon footprint. Our packaging is reviewed regularly as we strive to create as little waste as possible when sending our goods out.
There are over 20 different sandal styles (in a range of different colour ways including some heeled sandals) in our handmade Kenyan range.