Sustainability and our planet
Sleepers are flip flops made from plants. Better for you and better for the planet.
Sleepers are flip flops made of natural rubber, tapped in Sri Lanka. The natural rubber is tapped under Fair Trade conditions by Fair Rubber, ensuring the working and living conditions of the primary producers of natural latex. The natural rubber is tapped in a way that ensures the natural life cycle of the trees (around 20-30 gram from each tree every day). Natural rubber breathes, is easy to clean and is incredibly comfortable to wear. The compound that Sleepers is made of also contains 10-15 % synthetic rubber. This is, to this date, the minimum requirement synthetic rubber needed in order for the flip flops to have the correct consistency and quality. This way, the flip flips do not break down too fast. We are always on the search for the most optimal solutions.
Sleepers have eliminated all single use plastic across our supply chain.
Plastic Free Packaging
When we designed the packaging, we were determined to avoid using single use plastic. Sleepers are packaged in recycled FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified craft paper from the tea industry. We use water based ink.
Our packaging is made of recycled paper from the tea industry. Our hope is that you can reuse this bag into something you need in your home.
Our aim is to transport all Sleepers products by sea. As we started our company in 2020 in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak, we had to transport our very first order via airplane. It was our last resort solution. In 2021 our main order is shipped by boat, reducing emissions largely.
Maintenance and care for your Sleepers
The shoes can be washed with mild dish soap and a dish brush. We recommend using natural soap, without strong chemicals, so as not to spoil the color of the shoes (and nature). Reach out to us if you are wondering which soaps we recommend. The shoes should also not be under strong direct sunlight for several hours.
If you have any questions for us with regards to sustainability, feel free to DM us on Instagram @shopsleepers or reach out through email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traditionally flip flops are made of synthetic rubber from byproducts from the petroleum industry (plastic). Flip flops are one of the most common products polluting our oceans. Plastic flip flops do not break down.