Monocle on Design
On Design 53: How did a flip-flop become a Brazilian icon?
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10 August 2017
As Brazil weathers turbulent economic times, footwear brand Havaianas stands out as a homegrown success story. Monocle’s Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a closer look at the designers of the world’s most ubiquitous flip-flop.
10 August 2017
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