chipkos

World’s most expensive flip flops. A product of the eco-friendly footwear company Chipkos and L.A. artist David Palmer.
And they cost $18,000.

AWESOME MOTORCYCLE!?!?

Are you wondering WHY they cost that much?
Maybe they’re made with the skin of virgins.
Maybe they’re solid gold.
Maybe they come equipped with an attractive man to put them on your feet every morning?


They actually cost $18,000 BECAUSE they guarantee the protection of 100,000 square feet of endangered rainforest land in Costa Rica.


So, essentially, for $18,00 you’re buying flip flops AND prime real estate in Costa Rica.  Except you don’t actually get the land you’re buying.
SO…… worth it????


TRICK QUESTION


IT IS!?


… or is it…?

Just think of all the… lizards… (or whatever animals live in Costa Rica) that will get to enjoy 100,000 square feet of rainforest because of you. And everytime you put on your flip flops you’ll think, “These cost $18,000. Those ‘effing monkeys or whatever had better be loving their 100,000 square feet. $18,000!?!?!?”


Fashion. 
So FREAKIN’ eco-friendly/expensive.

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Summer may be on it’s way out, but David Palmer and the flip flop brand Chipkos have found a way to get our attention with a pair of beach wear anyway…

These babies cost $18,000! But it’s for a good cause, find out more here

If you’ve got $18,000 laying around and want to take a break from your $1,695 Louboutins and in addition want to be ecofriendly, this is your chance. The pair of flip flops you see above have been hand-painted by Los Angeles artist David Palmer for Chipkos and are now for sale for a low price of $18,000. With this amount of money you could easily buy a lifetime supply of Havaianas but with the purchase of the world’s most expensive flip flop, you will be protecting 100,000 square feet of rain forest land. Fair deal, right? Plus common, if you are going to leave your sky high stilettos at home, at least do it in the most posh & charitable way possible.

Tree Hugging

Where did the term “Tree hugger” come from?

The first tree huggers were 294 men and 69 women belonging to the Bishnois branch of Hinduism, who, in 1730, died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being turned into the raw material for building a palace. They literally clung to the trees, while being slaughtered by the foresters. But their action led to a royal decree prohibiting the cutting of trees in any Bishnoi village. And now those villages are virtual wooded oases amidst an otherwise desert landscape.

Not only that, the Bishnois inspired the Chipko movement (chipko means “to cling” in Hindi) that started in the 1970s, when a group of peasant women in the Himalayan hills of northern India threw their arms around trees designated to be cut down. Within a few years, this tactic, also known as tree satyagraha, had spread across India, ultimately forcing reforms in forestry and a moratorium on tree felling in Himalayan regions.

This article is from: earthisland.org