Flip flops made of plants.
Sleepers are eco friendly, fairly traded, premium grade natural rubber flip flops. The company was founded by surf buddies who came across natural rubber flip flops in Sri Lanka in 2001.
Flip flops are usually made of synthetic rubber, but Sleepers flip flops are made of natural rubber tapped in Sri Lanka. The natural latex is produced under Fairtrade conditions by Fair Rubber, ensuring the natural life cycle of the trees. Each flip flop is marked with the name of the plantation the rubber comes from.
Natural rubber breathes, is easy to clean and incredibly comfy.
At the moment Sleepers flip flops still contain 10-15% synthetic rubber, which is the minimum needed to prevent them breaking down too fast, but they are working on a better solution.
Sleepers use recycled FSC paper from the tea industry for their cool packaging.