Founded in Brazil in 1971. The world's largest sandal manufacturer and Brazil's leading shoe exporting company. Their shoes are primarily made from plastic.
This article looks at the sustainability claims behind Melissa Shoes, a brand owned by this company. Controversy surrounds their use of Meltex, a type of PVC, which Grendene claims is sustainable and Greenpeace argue is toxic.
Source: Ecosalon (2012)