On the hunt for sustainable sunglasses, it is important to remember that most conventional sunglasses are made with virgin plastics, and thus, not sustainable.
Plastic is a petroleum-based substance, a resource which is non-renewable, it is also a product which cannot biodegrade, meaning even once we’ve snapped them and thrown them, they’ll never really go away. To top it off, they’re almost exclusively made by exploited workers, yet another reason to avoid them like the plague.
SunGod sunglasses are the most durable sunnies on the market and come with an incredible lifetime guarantee. They’re great sunglasses for outdoor hiking and sweaty sports.
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Bamboo sunglasses made from ten carefully layered, cross-woven and forged together to create an incredibly durable and epically light piece. Bamboo is a sustainable resource when the objects it is made from stays in wood form. In addition to their environmental commitments, they have also partnered with Optometry Giving Sight so that each pair of sunglasses purchased to give the gift of vision to someone in need.
Paul McCartney’s daughter has been producing her collection of eyewear from natural and renewable resources.such as bio acetate. She is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) which is an alliance of companies which are working together to improve working conditions around the world. Her vegan sunglasses collection comes in a variety of styles.
Where to Buy? On her website HERE
Handcrafted plastic-free sunglasses with acetate frames and temples made from globally sourced sustainable materials such as bamboo, reclaimed wood and cork, packaged in cork hard cases.
Where To Buy? Their website HERE