I was recently lucky enough to receive a pair of Chipkos sandals and an Ahimas
Wrist Cuff to try out and review. The first thing I noticed when holding the sandals
for the first time was how truly well they are made. From the no-fray raffia fiber
footbed to the double stitched canvas straps, these things are seriously built to last.
Because Chipkos are unique in their style, you might think that they would feel a bit
strange on the foot. I was unsure myself, but once I tried them on I quickly found
that these comfortable shoes give great support. They're the perfect vacation shoes because
you can wear them while walking around all day in the city or while walking on the
beach. And for as sturdy as they are, they aren't bulky. You could even pair them
with a skirt in the summer.
As anyone at Chipko's will tell you, these sandals have the power to protect more
than just your feet. When you buy your Chipkos you're not just purchasing a pair of
sandals, you're also helping to protect 100 square feet of endangered rainforest. For
the lazy environmentalist (there's no shame in it, guys!), it's an easy way to do your
part in protecting the environment and the lives of many endangered species.
The Ahimas Write Cuff is also a great Chipkos product that has just recently been
made available. These wrist cuffs are handmade by local artisans in India and are
meant to help heal and balance the body with the use of eco-friendly copper and
magnets. It is a simple and beautiful bracelet with the word "Ahimas" engraved on
it. "Ahimas" is a Sanskrit word which means "non-violent resistance". I have to say,
wearing this bracelet during the beginnings of the Occupy Wall St movement was
a great reminder of the power of non-violent resistance. As with the sandals, for
each Ahimas Wrist Cuff you purchase, Chipkos will protect 100 square feet of the
Chipkos is a fantastic company that makes honest, quality products with the intent
of using the revenue for good. The sandals are vegan and built to last, and the
bracelet is a piece of unique, handmade jewelry that you'll want to keep forever.
When you're purchasing a Chipkos product, you know that your money is going
towards the conservation of our natural world.
And just for our Green Life Pages fans, Chipkos has given us a special offer! If you
use the coupon code GLP10 when buying your sandals at chipkos.com, you'll save
10% on your purchase!