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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Brazilian-Chic Sin Sandals by Melissa

Posted By Abigail Doan On June 15, 2008 @ 1:34 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Recycling initiatives,sustainable style sundays | 5 Comments

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We love our sustainable sandals here at Inhabitat, so we were psyched to come upon more styles of cute Melissa shoes [2] to help us glide into the sizzling summer months. Melissa’s Brazilian-made Sin Sandal [3] is undeniably hot on the style circuit while also being coolly constructed out of totally recyclable, hypoallergenic thermoplastic. A slip on does not get any more comfortable than this, as the Sin Sandal [3] custom molds to one’s feet for a comfy leather and rubber free alternative to flip-flop shuffling. We loved Melissa’s sexy red kitten heels [2] from earlier in the season, and now the company has created another way for us be environmentally responsible while also living in total Sin!

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Melissa [4] shoes and sandals are made from MELFLEX plastic [5], a patented recyclable and extremely flexible, soft PVC. We love these sandals as an alternative to the season’s must-have gladiator sandal [6] as well as their being cruelty free and devoid of animal products. The faux-metallic finish with T-strap thong design also makes them eco-luxe but at an extremely affordable price point. Even better? The Brazilian-based company recycles 99% of its factory water and waste and as well as its season-to-season overstock. Employees are also paid above average wages and benefits in exemplary forward thinking management style. Melissa’s definitely has the eco-friendly Midas touch for footwear that is alchemically timeless!


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[2] Melissa shoes: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/02/sustainable-style-plastic-fantastic-melissa-shoes/

[3] Sin Sandal: http://www.tobi.com/women/home/shop-by-brand/309-melissa/302-shoes-sandals

[4] Melissa: http://www.lojamelissa.com.br/

[5] MELFLEX plastic: http://www.melissaphilippines.com/content.php?Section=4&id=5

[6] must-have gladiator sandal: http://www.elle.com/fashionreport/13872/gladiator-sandal-trend.html

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