Photos: Behind the scenes at Ocean Sole

Our last ‘Fida Finds’ post featured Ocean Sole, a Kenyan company that makes cool products out of washed-up flip-flops.

We had some great photos of their toys and sculptures, but now Ocean Sole has sent us some shots of the production process.

Scroll through to see what goes on in the organization’s workshop…

Sorted flip-flops at Ocean Sole's workshop

The raw material

A craftsman prepares flip-flop soles for use at Ocean Sole's workshop

Preparing flip-flops for use

Material from flip-flops is cut and layered in Ocean Sole's workshop

Cutting and layering material

A product starts coming together in Ocean Sole's workshop

A product begins to take shape

Precise knifework brings a small sculpture to life in Ocean Sole's workshop

Precise carving brings a small sculpture to life

A lathe brings detail to a small animal model in Ocean Sole's workshop

A lathe brings detail to a small animal model

A wire skeleton holds this decorative Ocean Sole piece together

A wire skeleton holds this decorative piece together

Softened flip-flop soles are applied to a large-scale mold in Ocean Sole's workshop

Flip-flop soles are applied to a large-scale mold

Twiga, a 15-foot giraffe made for Rome Fashion Week in 2008

The team poses with Twiga, a 15-foot giraffe

You can read the company’s story and browse its catalogue of products at ocean-sole.com.

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