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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Plastic Fantastic ‘Melissa Shoes’
Posted By Abigail Doan On March 2, 2008 @ 1:11 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Innovation,Recycled Materials,sustainable style sundays | 16 Comments
We generally associate plastic shoes with blister-generating sandals or galoshes that take eons to decompose in landfill, but when it comes to (recycled) plastic shoes of the sustainable ilk, Melissa Shoes  takes a quantum leap forward in eco-fashion footwear. Our good friends at Kaight NYC  turned us on to these babies, and we wanted to share this green style tip with you ASAP so that you can scoop up a pair  of these very sexy sustainable vegan shoes, and join the Brazilian-design trend. Brazilian shoemaker Melissa  has just put out these super sexy recycled-plastic kitten heels for spring, and we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair of them!
Melissa Shoes  are made from MELFLEX plastic , a patented, hypo-allergenic, recyclable, and extremely flexible PVC. The shoes are totally cruelty free and devoid of animal products. The Brazilian-based company is totally rad in its recycling of 99.9% of factory water and waste, and they also go the distance by recycling overstock styles into next season’s collection. Even better? Melissa Shoes  employees are paid above average wages and benefits. What’s not to like in these plastic fantastic accessories? What a fabulous way to traipse and tromp through spring rain puddles, or consider wearing Melissa Shoes  on your next urban eco-adventure and watch heads turn with total green envy!
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/02/sustainable-style-plastic-fantastic-melissa-shoes/
 Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels, $58 at Kaight NYC: http://www.kaightshop.com/medetr.html
 Melissa Shoes: http://www.lojamelissa.com.br/
 Kaight NYC: http://www.kaightnyc.com/
 scoop up a pair: http://www.kaightshop.com/shoes.html
 MELFLEX plastic: http://www.melissaphilippines.com/content.php?Section=4&id=5
 + Vivienne Westwood does Melissa Shoes on StyleFrizz: http://stylefrizz.com/200802/vivienne-westwood-for-melissa-shoes/
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