Flip-flops, tyres and other pieces of plastic are not only unsightly along a shoreline but also harmful to the creatures living in and around the ocean. But in Kenya, one’s trash became another’s treasure.

Recognising the creativity and inventiveness of local crafters and artisans, Julie Church founded Unique-Eco, an organisation that collaborates with local Kenyans to turn the seaside garbage into gorgeous and playful sculptures and accessories.

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