about havaianas FAQ

Havaianas means “Hawaiians” in Portuguese, inspired by the namesake holiday destination which perfectly embodies the endless summer lifestyle and is so similar to the Brazilian life-style.

The design of havaianas was inspired by the Japanese sandal model, known as Zori, consisting of thin rice straw sole and fabric straps. To adapt the Japanese model to the Brazilian market, Alpargatas used rubber as a raw material and the rice grain format for the texture of the insole. And so were born the famous havaianas!

Yes, Havaianas is a Brazilian brand, founded by Alpargatas in 1962.

Havaianas came to life on 14th of June 1962 – the first brand to introduce "flip-flops" in Brazil. A patent for its industrial model was registered for the brand in 1964 under the title: "New insole model with fork." Today, the brand is used by people from all over the world and from all walks of life. 

Havaianas gift cards are redeemable online only at havaianasaustralia.com.au. At the checkout, please enter your gift card code into the Gift Card or Discount COde field at the first checkout page.

Alpargatas has 20,000 employees globally.

Each year, more than 220 million pairs of Havaianas are sold. That equates to 602,740 pairs a day, 25,114 pairs an hour, 418 pairs a minute and 7 pairs every second!

Havaianas release collections annually with hundreds of styles! In the latest collection, over 130 styles were offered in Australia alone. We also offer limited edition styles every season, including styles exclusive to our online store. Sign up to our newsletter and you’ll be the first to hear about new styles, competitions, free shipping promotions and more.

Havaianas releases a new summer collection every September/November. New styles and colours are also launched throughout the year.

All Havaianas are designed or produced in Brazil. One havaianas factory is located in Campina Grande, the second most populour city in the state of Paraiba, with approximately 385,000 inhabitants, and a second factory opened in 2013 in Montes Claros, Minas Gerais.

Havaianas are sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Here's a little bit of history for you! Havaianas were created in Brazil in 1962 and were originally inspired by the Japanese Zori sandal. Havaianas are still made of quality Brazilian rubber, the texture of havaianas rubber soles are like rice grains, one of the many design details that make havaianas unique. If you'd like to know more about us and our history, please visit our History Page.