FlipFlopi Dhow

Simon Scott-Harden (Designer), Ben Morison (Developer), Ali Skanda (Developer), Dipesh Pabari (Developer), Sam Ngaruiya (Other), Lillian Wangari Mungai (Other), Leonard Schürg (Developer), Sakhile Mthembu (Developer), Benson Gitari (Developer), Nathalie Houben (Developer), Shyam Radia (Developer)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


The Flipflopi Dhow is a 60ft traditional sailing boat which is being built with waste plastic and will sail 5250kms from Kenya to Cape Town to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. The Flipflopi expedition will create awareness globally of how much plastic ends up in the ocean by sailing the Flipflopi Dhow to promote the messages of 'reduce, re-use and recycle'.

The #Plasticrevolution is creating a movement for change. Whilst plastic is recognised for being incredibly durable, versatile and valuable there is also a global 'use once and throw away' culture which, combined with plastics greatest strengths, are causing damage to the environment.

The Flipflopi project is a two-pronged undertaking to raise awareness to bring about global change. The Flipflopi Dhow will make many stops on its voyage to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution to encourage people to care about the issue. The #Plasticrevolution will create a platform for those people to unite.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOriginally Lamu, Kenya now various on East African Coast
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


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