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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
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  and anglo-fashion maven Vivienne Westwood  have teamed up to dream up a whole line of succulent sustainable slippers  for your shoe-loving pleasure.
The new collaboration between Vivienne Westwood and Melissa features rocking styles that are so reminiscent of Ms. Westwood ‘s signature looks that you almost forget they are made entirely of recyclable plastic! Besides being made from recycled MEFLEX , a revolutionary breathable and non-toxic plastic, these brand new Melissa Three Strap Sandals  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”.
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 Non-toxic plastic pioneer shoe brand Melissa: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/02/sustainable-style-plastic-fantastic-melissa-shoes/
 Vivienne Westwood: http://www.viviennewestwood.com/flash.php
 succulent sustainable slippers: http://www.inhabitatshop.com/melissa-three-straps.html
 MEFLEX: http://www.melissaphilippines.com/content.php?Section=4&id=5
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