The Glass Footwear Ltd is turning to Brazilian sandal manufacturer Grendene for the production of its summer 2003 range of sports sandals.

"What particularly attracted us to this producer is that they are specialists. They make only sandals and indeed have a sandal production capacity of more than one 100 million pairs a year.

"Moreover, Grendene's factories as well as being high capacity are technologically state-of-the-art, and therefore well equipped to work with us on innovative designs such as those planned for the 2003 collection," explains the Glass group, who's wares are distributed by Rider UK Ltd.

By Sonia Roberts.