Alpargatas SA is engaged in the manufacture and distribution of footwear and footwear components, apparel items, textiles and textile components, leather, resin and natural or synthetic rubber goods, and sports items. It operates through the Domestic and Foreign Operations segments. The Domestic segment refers to the operation in Brazil. The Foreign Operations segment includes the Argentina, Europe, United States, and Exports. The company was founded on April 3, 1907 by Robert Fraser and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.