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Vivienne Westwood + Melissa Sandals for Spring

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On March 29, 2009 @ 1:30 pm In Accessories and Fashion,sustainable style sundays | 3 Comments

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One of the sheer joys of warmer weather is releasing those pasty, day-glo feet from their argyle prisons and slipping them into something a little more comfortable. And of all the members of the spring shoe family, everyone knows that candy-colored jellies are the way to go if you’re looking to put some fun on your feet. Sadly, these slippery favorites have long been off-limits for eco-conscious fashionistas due to the fact that they are typically made out of PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, a petroleum-based plastic that can be toxic. But rejoice! Non-toxic plastic pioneer shoe brand Melissa [2] and anglo-fashion maven Vivienne Westwood [3] have teamed up to dream up a whole line of succulent sustainable slippers [4] for your shoe-loving pleasure.

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The new collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Melissa features rocking styles that are so reminiscent of Ms. Westwood [3]‘s signature looks that you almost forget they are made entirely of recyclable plastic! Besides being made from recycled MEFLEX [5], a revolutionary breathable and non-toxic plastic, these brand new Melissa Three Strap Sandals [4] are 100% recyclable. What’s more, the shoes are totally cruelty free and devoid of animal products. A startling 99.9% of Melissa’s factory water and waste is recycled¬† and the Brazil-based company’s employees are paid above average wages and benefits meaning that you can feel good about buying these beautiful “soles”.

$119 from Kaight [4]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=22449

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

[3] Vivienne Westwood: http://www.viviennewestwood.com/flash.php

[4] succulent sustainable slippers: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/melissa-three-straps.html

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

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