Melissa, a shoe company founded in Brazil in 1971, has taken plastic recycling to new fashion heights with their designs for the environmentally conscious. All of the company’s shoes are made out of MELFLEX plastic, which is hypo-allergenic, void of animal products, and recyclable. It is said of the eco fashion footwear label that it also pays its employees above average wage, and that their benefits are exemplary. When their shoes can’t be sold from a previous season, they are melted into new styles. About 99% of their industrial waste is recycled including painting residues, production water and PVC. The company also supports further social and environmental programmes in Brazil.