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Reporting from Brazil: Melissa, Shoes for the Eco-ista

Lucky accessories editor Melissa Lum files from the top shows at Sao Paulo Fashion Week.

Now worldwide, Melissa Shoes began in Brazil after the shoe companyGrendene delveloped the PVC jelly shoe in 1979. The materials now usedin the production of their shoes are made from 30% recycled PVC, and aportion of sales is donated to the World Vision of Recife.

Melissa has proven itself to be a green company as well as a go-to shoe for the fashion set. During this season's Sao Paulo Fashion Week, the Bienal is hosting an exhibit of past and current Melissa collaborators, such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexandre Herchcovitch, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Take a look at the wonderful, environmentally friendly and stylish world of Melissa.

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