Melissa: Shoes That Redefine Affordable, Stylish, Recyclable And… Plastic!

Melissa is a socially and environmentally responsible company in Brazil that employs sustainable practices, treats their employees well (paying them above average wages complete with benefits), collaborates with hip designers and fashion icons (like Karim Rashid, Zaha Hadid and Vivienne Westwood to name only a few) to churn out millions (over 50 million pairs in the past 25 years) of environmentally responsible shoes made with a special patented recyclable plastic compound called MEFLEX. A shoe begins as a large orb of plastic and takes a only a minute to produce. (more…)

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