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Natural Rubber Thongs, Green & Black Free the Bears

Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 65 reviews
Regular price $29.50 AUD
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Size Guide

If this is your first time buying Etiko footwear or are unsure of your size please make sure you measure your foot and refer to our insole measurement length in cm to find the right fit.

Our measurement guide is on the bottom of the page.

Measurements can vary +/- 5mm.

All sizes are based on UK size.

Please note, we have recently updated our shoe size charts to make it easier to find your size.

ballet flat sizing chart

slip on shoe sizing chart

Last updated 10/10/2019

DELIVERY INFORMATION SHIPPING INFO
COUNTRY DELIVERY METHOD ESTIMATED DELIVERY TIME* DELIVERY COST
Australia Standard Post 2-3 business days for metro areas $10 flat rate FREE for orders over $150
Australia Express Post 1 business day for metro areas $15 flat rate
New Zealand Standard International Post 5-7 business days for metro areas Shipping is based on items purchased. Shipping is FREE for orders over $250 AUD
Other Countries Standard International Post 5-30 business days Shipping is calculated based on items purchased and country for delivery. Shipping is FREE for orders over $400 AUD

Orders are processed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Orders processed before 10am on those days will be dispatched on the same day. Orders placed after 10am or on weekends will be dispatched the following delivery day. Orders are packed and posted by Star Track, except where the warehouse may be out of stock. In this instance, orders may be packed in store and sent via Fastway, Couriers Please, Australia Post, TNT, DHL or another courier. Please note that when an order is placed during Victorian public holidays or a promotional period, there may be a slight delay on the date of dispatch due to the high volume of orders received.

Australian Orders*

Please allow an additional 2-3 days to regional or remote areas.

International Orders*

Etiko can ship to any address in the world. When you place an order, shipping will be calculated at the checkout depending on the items you have selected and the country for delivery. The prices on our website are based on AUD including GST (Goods and Services Tax). GST is only payable by Australian customers – this will be removed from your order at checkout.

Please note that for orders made outside Australia, we may request manual verification of your order (i.e. a screenshot of your bank statement). This is to ensure that your order is a valid one, and to help us reduce fraudulent orders through our website.

RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS RETURNS, EXCHANGES AND REFUNDS

If you find that you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you may return your items for a full refund or exchange, as long as it meets the following criteria:

  • The item(s) are clean, unworn and in a resalable condition
  • Contact is made with Etiko within 30 days of order receive date. You can call us on (03) 9752 3082 or email us at admin@etiko.com.au

Customers are responsible for covering the cost of posting their order back. Etiko will cover the cost of return shipping if the return is a result of our error, for example an item you received was not correct to what you ordered or was defective in some way.

Please note that for hygiene reasons, underwear is non-returnable unless there is a manufacturing defect. Clearance items are non-returnable and non-refundable unless they are faulty.

Returning your Item

Please send your return products back to Etiko’s office/shop front including:

  • A note containing your order number and personal details
  • Advise what items you wish to exchange/refund and what you would prefer the product to be exchanged with
  • For Australian customers, please include a prepaid satchel for your exchange items, so we can send your new item(s) out to you promptly
  • For International customers, we will need to arrange payment from you for return shipping. This will usually be the same price that you paid for your original order (or less if it is one item for exchange and your original order was for several items)

Address for returns:

Etiko Returns

536 Sydney Road

Brunswick VIC 3056

Returns are processed weekly on a Wednesday.

Exchanges

As much as possible, Etiko will attempt to exchange your item for another size or style as available. We cannot guarantee that we will always have the size you request in stock.

Refunds & Store Credit

Returns are processed weekly on a Wednesday, and we aim to process refunds on the same day. Refunds are processed via the same method that the customer has paid – Credit Card, Paypal or Afterpay. We will also notify you when we have done so.

If you would prefer to receive store credit for your item, please advise us at the time of return. Credit will be applied to your Etiko account, and can be used by signing in before making your next purchase.

Faulty or Incorrect Items

Here at Etiko, we pride ourselves on the quality of our products. We have quality control checks in place to ensure our products are in good condition before sale. In the unlikely event that you receive an item that is faulty, damaged or defective, please contact us within 30 days of order receive date, and we will organise a replacement item or issue you a full refund. We do ask that you provide us with a photo of the item that clearly shows the fault.

Etiko does not take responsibility for items that are damaged through misuse or poor care. For all garments including underwear, please follow the instructions on the care label and packaging. For sneakers and shoes, we recommend the following care:

  • Note that our sneakers, shoes and thongs are intended for casual wear, and are not built to withstand heavy duty wear and tear such as hiking, building/industrial job sites or sporting activities.
  • Test the cleaning process on a section of the shoe which is not visible such as the inside of the tongue or sole. This is to ensure that the cleaning product used does not affect the colour or material
  • Cotton Canvas: using a damp cloth, rub gently with lukewarm water and a mild soap or detergent. Do not machine wash or dry.
  • Rubber: using a cloth, rub gently with lukewarm water and a mild soap or detergent. Alternatively you could use a leather spray – we recommend spraying the cleaning cloth, not the rubber as it may also touch the canvas and cause discolouration. Do not machine wash or dry.
  • Dry at room temperature, stuff with tissue paper to help maintain their shape. Do not tumble dry or place close to heat source such as a hair dryer, hand dryer or heater.

Across Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, bears are kept in small cages and “milked” for their bile. To say this is against their nature, or against any sense of decency, would be an understatement. Free the Bears is an Australian-owned and run charitable organisation which endeavours to free these bears so they don’t have to live lives of gruelling captivity. 10% of the profits from the sale of these thongs will go towards Free the Bears, meaning your lazy summer shoes do a lot more than just taking you to the beach! Our thongs are Fairtrade certified and are produced with a combination of natural and recycled rubber from Sri Lanka.

    natural rubber thongs, green & black free the bears
    WHAT'S IN YOUR THONGS: • FSC Certified natural rubber latex • REACH Certified organic dyes All made with Certified Fairtrade (Fairtrade USA) labor in Sri Lanka.

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    average rating 4.9 out of 5
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    Reviewed by Patrick E.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Great thongs

    Very durable, had the last pair for 2 years and not a single deplugging.

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    Reviewed by Skylar
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5
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    Nice design

    Looks great but will be even better if it's a bit larger.

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    Reviewed by Tyler C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Great pair

    Great pair of thongs. very comfy

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    Reviewed by Sally Y.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Review of Natural Rubber Thongs - Free the Bears

    The thongs are the most amazingly comfortable thongs I have worn. Not only do I feel better within myself wearing the thongs because of the ethical nature of their production but I do not own a car and so walk to do my shopping and it is like walking on sponges. They take on the shape of each foot and are so giving and comfortable. Thankyou.

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    Reviewed by Bianca M.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Love these!!

    So comfortable! Love the design, and it’s awesome knowing I not only get new shoes but can support a wonderful and ethical company and charity in the process :)

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    Reviewed by Suzanne H.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Perfect

    Super comfy. Exactly what I wanted. True to size. Delivery was quick.

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    Reviewed by David C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Most comfortable thongs

    These are the most comfortable thongs around.

    And these are the most ethical thongs around.

    That's a winning combo for me!

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    Reviewed by Bek T.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Comfortable and great quality

    Very comfortable and great quality

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    Reviewed by James R.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Great and comfy

    Great flip flop. Very cushiony. And looks trendy

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    Reviewed by Monica Korecki J., from Australia
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Good looking thongs

    So far so good, these are in the “dress thongs” part of my hubby’s wardrobe now. QLDers will understand 🤣

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