The Ethletic Fair Flip is a classic beach thong and the ultimate alternative to the well-known plastic products. The upper material of these sandals is made of FLO-certified, organic and fairly traded canvas twill cotton. The sole is made of natural FSC-certified fairly traded rubber from small farmers from Sri Lanka.
Ethletic products are made solely from resources of certified Fairtrade or FSC supply chains. The governing Fairtrade body ensures that premiums are received by participating producers and manufacturers every step of the way. Ethletic also actively supports own Fairtrade projects in the local communities where our production facilities are located. Ethletic products are made using only sustainable resources. While the Fairtrade system ensures that producers and manufacturers receive their fair share today, sustainability means that these agricultural areas maintain their economic potential for generations to come. Ethletic pays an additional premium to the official welfare society run by the employees of our production facilities of one US dollar for each pair of shoes sold. They manage this money independently, primarily for health care, pensions or in supporting local education. Some 2% of the retail price is paid to FLO-CERT, the inspection and certification body for Fairtrade. It monitors the standards governing the production, buying and selling of Fairtrade products and has the power to issue the Fairtrade seal where deemed appropriate.