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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

Melissa Shoes, recycled, plastic, sustainable style, eco-fashion, Kaight, NYC, green, accessories, shoes, Brazilian-made, redshoes.jpg [1]Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels, $58 at Kaight NYC [2]

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 [3] takes a quantum leap forward in eco-fashion footwear. Our good friends at Kaight NYC [4] 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 [5] of these very sexy sustainable vegan shoes, and join the Brazilian-design trend. Brazilian shoemaker Melissa [3] 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 [3] are made from MELFLEX plastic [6], 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 [3] 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 [3] on your next urban eco-adventure and watch heads turn with total green envy!

Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels – $58 from Kaight [2]

+ Melissa Shoes [3]
+ Kaight NYC [4]
+ Vivienne Westwood does Melissa Shoes on StyleFrizz [7]

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

[2] Melissa Desire + Triton Red Hot Heels, $58 at Kaight NYC: http://www.kaightshop.com/medetr.html

[3] Melissa Shoes: http://www.lojamelissa.com.br/

[4] Kaight NYC: http://www.kaightnyc.com/

[5] scoop up a pair: http://www.kaightshop.com/shoes.html

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

[7] + Vivienne Westwood does Melissa Shoes on StyleFrizz: http://stylefrizz.com/200802/vivienne-westwood-for-melissa-shoes/

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