Soda Can Baby Dinosaur
Meet Soda Can Dino’s baby brother. These fun figurines are the ultimate eco-friendly decorations! They are handmade in Kenya from recycled aluminum cans and bound with unused telephone wire. No two alike: color and pattern depends on the can used; we will choose one for you. Comes in a cool informational box that keeps baby dino warm at night.
The Can*imals are the brain child of Kimani, who has been making metal wire art in Kenya for many years. He now heads a workshop where he trains young men and provides employment to keep them off the streets. Kimani and his team make each of the soda can animals entirely by hand. These animals are helping to provide income and encourage creative recycling solutions in a country where recycling is rare. At peak times, he employs more than 45 artisans. And, thanks to these Can*imals, we've already recycled over 50,000 aluminum cans! Small things do add up to make a big impact.
Materials: recycled aluminum cans
Size: stands approximately 6″ tall; informational box 7″ x 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
Meet the Artist: Acacia Creations
The mission of Acacia Creations has always been to improve lives in a long-lasting and sustainable way. Acacia goes beyond fair trade by creating jobs, providing training, and giving back to communities through its education and healthcare initiatives. Acacia works directly with thousands of craftsmen and women at its Nairobi, Kenya studio and across Asia to improve their skills and product designs. It’s easy to forget the impact our purchases have on the world around us. Acacia Creations tries to show how closely connected you really are with artisan producers a world away. By buying fair trade, you make a very real impact on the daily lives of people in the most impoverished communities. Acacia Creations is proud to present this beautiful handcrafted work to the rest of the world.