Press

Featured Press

Featured Quotes

"there's more to these thongs that just a little bit of rubber" - Glamour Magazine

"your money won't be spent in vain" - Time Magazine

"Um, Cool" - New York Magazine

"whip out some cash for a pair" - Wall Street Journal

"support the philanthropic initiative in a smaller way" - AOL Stylist

"there is a method behind the shoemaker's madness" - Ecouterre

"little works of eco-friendly art" - FashionIndie

"an eco-friendly sandal company with a particularly cool business plan" - Tree Hugger

"the donation may make them worth the price" - Yahoo! Shine

“One of my favorite presents this Christmas - Maria Nicolassi

“they are the most comfortable flip-flops I have ever worn" - Gary Nicolassi

"I already love how comfortable they are and how durable they seem. The bottom is super non-slip and appropriate for inside or outside. (As the website says "urban dwelling or outdoor adventuring" which I love)." - Amy Harrison

"We recently had the pleasure of trying out Chipkos sandals and only have good things to say about them! These sandals are durable and long-lasting… and not to mention comfortable! Take them outdoors, wear them on the boat or to the beach… heck, wear them for a night on the town!" - Leah Bodi

"We found the Chipkos Originals to be very comfortable… One very awesome feature of these sandals are they are produced with low impact, environmentally friendly materials including recycled EVA and rubber for the outsoles and midsoles, sustainable raffia fiber foot beds and a non-toxic water based adhesive. We both love that!" - Karissa Mackin

"Tell a friend that their holiday gift is the preservation of 100-square feet of Costa Rican rainforest and they may – or may not – think it's a wonderful present. Throw in a cool pair of sandals and it will be one of the better gifts of the year." - Boston Herald

“Go check out Chipkos and do some good work with you feet!" - Upcycle Magazine

“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." - Green Life Pages’ Lisa Highfill

“the most comfortable flip-flops in my somewhat vast collection!" - KeenForGreen’s Kristine Munroe Mahoney

“In the short time I've had my first pair of Chipkos, I have hardly wanted to take them off my feet!" - A Package at the Door

Featured Articles

Daily Bruin - A Step Towards a Green Future

The Daily Muse - Chipkos Rated #1 Charitable Gift

Boston Herald - Chipkos Flip Out and Save the Planet

India West - Chipkos Founder Steps Up To Save the Planet

Yahoo! Finance - Chipkos Footwear Protects Over One Million Square Feet of Rain Forest in First Week of New Online Store Launch

Environment News Reports - Chipkos Footwear Protects Over One Million Square Feet of Rain Forest in First Week of New Online Store Launch

Business Beware Show - Inspiration Through The Chipko Movement

Shopify - Chipkos Protects +1 Million sq ft of Rain Forest

Blog Interact - Chipkos Footwear Protects Over One Million Square Feet of Rain Forest in First Week of New Online Store Launch

Black Book - FashionFeed: Missoni's 400-piece Collection for Target, Chipkos $18K Flip-Flop for Charity

Investor.co.uk - Chipkos Flip Flops Make For Expensive Beachwear

Accessories Magazine - World's Priciest Flip Flop: A Rain Forest Fundraiser

Inside Costa Rica - Buy a Pair of Chipkos Flip-Flops; Save Costa Rican Rainforests

Time Magazine - These Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops Will Only Cost You $18,000

Wall Street Journal - World's most expensive flip flop helps to save rain forest

Glamour Magazine - OMFG: The $18,000 Pair Of Flip Flops (Yeah, Seriously!)

New York Magazine - Here Are the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops

Huffington Post - The World's Most Expensive Pair Of Flip-Flops

Nine MSN - Would you pay US$18,000 for a pair of thongs?

Daily Finance - New Flip-Flops Cost $18,000, Planet Saving Included

Yahoo! Shine - The world's most expensive flip-flops

Ecouterre - Can the World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Save the Rainforest?

Daily Candy - World's Most Expensive Flip Flop Will Save The Rainforests

Yahoo! Finance - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

MTV - David Palmer Chipkos Flip-Flops: $18,000. Will Save the World.

Business Week - Start-up Spotlights: Chipkos

ABC News - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Daily Mail - The ultimate summertime splurge: World's most expensive flip-flops will set you back $18,000

TreeHugger - World's Most Expensive Flip Flop Will Save The Rainforests

Fashion Indie - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flops

Hint Magazine - Would You Pay $18,000 for Flip Flops…

What's Haute - Would you pay $18K for a one-of-a-kind pair of David Palmer Chipkos flip-flops?

Gadget - World's Most Expensive Flip Flop Costs $18K

Mondern Destiny - Would You Pay $18,000 for Flip Flops…

Luxury Launches - World's most expensive flip flop helps to save rain forest

eVersus - The World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Fashion ETC - World's Most Expensive Flip-Flops Cost $18,000

Gant Daily - Chipkos $18,000 flip-flops perform double duty by protecting the rainforest

Chip Chick - World's Most Expensive Flip Flop Costs $18K

AndaazTV - Protecting the Environment, One Square Foot at a Time.

ChicVegan - Chipkos Sandals – Comfort with a Cause

Going Green with Noah - Summer is one month away and with summer comes sandals

Shoe String Venture - Math Teacher Becomes Social Entrepreneur by Creating a Simple Equation to Save the Rain Forest

Keen for Green - The Like For Square Feet Campaign at Chipkos!

Paige Wolf - More Eco-Friendly Beach Essentials

Lululemon - Passage to Bliss Yoga and Music Festival - Sponsored by Chipkos and Vita Coco

Eco-Friendly Shoes For a Cause

Ecorazzi - Would You Buy $18,000 Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops?

Lushgazine - Chipkos - World's Most Expensive Flip Flops

Born Rich - World's most expensive Flip Flops for $18,000 a pair

Luxuryes - World's Most Expensive Flip Flops $18,000

Business Beware Show - Eco-Friendly Shoes For a Cause

KSWT News - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Fashionably Marketing - $18,000: Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flops

This is 50 - Fitflops vs world`s most expensive Chipkos

Green Life Pages - Chipkos

Shop Future Standard - Find of the Month: Chipkos

Keen for Green - The Chipkos One Million Square Feet Challenge

Tico Times - Protecting Costa Rica's Rainforest

Styled On - David Palmer Flip Flops

Hella Wella - Put your money where your mouth, er foot, is and help save the rainforest

Incredible Things - You Won't Forget These Flip Flops At the Beach

Strawberry Blunt - CHIPKOS SANDALS ARE THE WORLDS MOST EXPENSIVE SANDALS!

The High Low - NEW $18K FLIP-FLOPS (& OTHER OUTRAGEOUSLY-PRICED ITEMS)

365 Hangers - Chipkos Giveaway!

VaDJ - Chipkos $18,000 flip-flops perform double duty by protecting the rainforest

Green Diary - World's most expensive Chipkos flip flops to save rainforests!

Ava Dita - David Palmer Chipkos – World's Most Expensive Flip Flops

Argyle News - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Going Green with Noah - Chipkos and the One Million Square Feet Challenge

Planet Luxus - Chipkos World's Most Expensive Flip Flops

Halapic - Chipkos Flip-Flops for $18,000 a Pair

Tracy Lewis - $18K Flip Flops Help Conserve Endangered Rainforests (David Palmer x Chipkos)

Environment News Articles - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Smary Grid - Chipkos Saves the Planet with the World's Most Expensive Flip Flop

Huggy Monstery - World's most expensive flip-flop – Chipkos – David Palmer

Live In Cloverdale - World's most expensive Chipkos flip flops to save rainforests!

Moda Love - The Most Expensive Flip Flop

All Headline News - Chipkos $18,000 flip-flops perform double duty by protecting the rainforest

Kris Carrigan - Chipkos World's Most Expensive Flip

HowDoShop - Chipkos Flip-Flops for $18,000 a Pair

Recycle 328 - Chipkos World's Most Expensive Flip Flops that Save the Planet

Media Kit

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About Chipkos - Chipkos is a lifestyle-oriented shopping site company that specializes in socially conscious products. Chipkos has been featured by TIME, NY Magazine, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, AOL, Huffington Post, TreeHugger, Glamour Magazine and many more. Rated #1 Charitable Gift by The Daily Muse.

Company Background - Chipkos takes its inspiration from The Chipko Movement, a historic environmental effort which first took place in India in the 17th century. Indigenous villagers protested against the logging of their land by literally attaching themselves to their trees. 'Chipko' is a sanskirt word that means 'to stick'. By 'sticking' to their trees, these villagers were, in a sense, the first treehuggers, and the Chipko Movement was the first group environmental effort ever recorded in history. Chipkos was founded by Priya Dua (a former math teacher).

Description of Chipkos Original Sandals - Chipkos Original Sandals are inspired by the classic Indian Osho chappal, which first became popular in the 1960s in the ashram scene of India. In India, Oshos represent a a connection with the Earth, spiritual awareness, and mindful thought. Chipkos are comfortable yet durable sandals that can be worn for urban dwelling or outdoor adventuring. They are 100% vegan and are produced with low impact, environmentally friendly materials. For each pair of Chipkos sandals that you buy, Chipkos will protect 100 square feet of an endangered rain forest. Rated #1 Charitable Gift by The Daily Muse.

Description of Tree of Life Pendant - The Tree of Life Pendant is an iconic jewelry piece for both men and women. In celebration of our planet, the design of this pendant takes inspiration from the lungs of our earth -- trees. Coined as "The Pendant that Saves the Planet", The Chipkos Tree of Life Pendant is a conversation piece that represents the protection of our Earth's most vital asset. Program made possible by partnership with 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, American Forests.For each Tree of Life Pendant you buy, we'll plant one tree.

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Quotes

"there's more to these thongs that just a little bit of rubber" - Glamour Magazine

"your money won't be spent in vain" - Time Magazine

"Um, Cool" - New York Magazine

"whip out some cash for a pair" - Wall Street Journal

"support the philanthropic initiative in a smaller way" - AOL Stylist

"there is a method behind the shoemaker's madness" - Ecouterre

"little works of eco-friendly art" - FashionIndie

"an eco-friendly sandal company with a particularly cool business plan" - Tree Hugger

"the donation may make them worth the price" - Yahoo! Shine


Product Reviews

"I already love how comfortable they are and how durable they seem. The bottom is super non-slip and appropriate for inside or outside. (As the website says "urban dwelling or outdoor adventuring" which I love)." – Amy Harrison

"We recently had the pleasure of trying out Chipkos sandals and only have good things to say about them! These sandals are durable and long-lasting… and not to mention comfortable! Take them outdoors, wear them on the boat or to the beach… heck, wear them for a night on the town!" - Leah Bodi

"We found the Chipkos Originals to be very comfortable… One very awesome feature of these sandals are they are produced with low impact, environmentally friendly materials including recycled EVA and rubber for the outsoles and midsoles, sustainable raffia fiber foot beds and a non-toxic water based adhesive. We both love that! - Karissa Mackin

"Tell a friend that their holiday gift is the preservation of 100-square feet of Costa Rican rainforest and they may – or may not – think it's a wonderful present. Throw in a cool pair of sandals and it will be one of the better gifts of the year." – Boston Herald

"Go check out Chipkos and do some good work with you feet!" – Upcycle Magazine

"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." – Green Life Pages' Lisa Highfill

"the most comfortable flip-flops in my somewhat vast collection!" – KeenForGreen's Kristine Munroe Mahoney

"Tell a friend that their holiday gift is the preservation of 100-square feet of Costa Rican rainforest and they may – or may not – think it's a wonderful present. Throw in a cool pair of sandals and it will be one of the better gifts of the year." – Boston Herald

“One of my favorite presents this Christmas” – Maria Nicolassi

“they are the most comfortable flip-flops I have ever worn” – Gary Nicolassi

“the most comfortable flip-flops in my somewhat vast collection!” – KeenForGreen’s Kristine Munroe Mahoney

“In the short time I've had my first pair of Chipkos, I have hardly wanted to take them off my feet!” - A Package at the Door


Awards

#1 Charitable Gift by The Daily Muse - The Daily Muse

Highly Recommended in 2011 Boston Herald Holiday Gift Guide - Boston Herald


Chipkos Videos

CHIPKOS - Stand for the Planet.

Chipkos Footwear - The Flips that Save the Planet - Ft. Falling Whistles & Pura Vida Bracelets

Chipkos Announces the Flips that Save the Planet


Chipkos Stand for Square Feet - ft. Enjoy the View by David Choi