The Brazilian brand Havaianas was found in 1962 by Robert Fraser. The design of the flip-flop is based on the Japanese Zori sandal, and Havaianas was the first brand which manufactured this design fully in rubber. Havaianas is Portugese Brazil's main language) and means Hawaiians.
Havaianas flip flops gained popularity due to the flexible, allergy-proof and odorless rubber, and since 1998 (thanks to the FIFA Worls Cup), the Havaianas are enormously popular and a real fashion item. Fabriq offers Havaianas, model Top (the original flip-flop with the thick straps) and the Slim (the feminine version, with slim straps and elegant sole) in various colors and editions, as well as Special Editions, Limited Editions and Collectors items.