Eco and Sustainable Sunglasses

Sunnies made sustainably

Skip the regular plastic and metal this summer and choose the sunglasses that are made from recycled and unexpected materials. All made ethically and sustainably!

Related Article: How to Shop Ethically this Summer

Drift

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Every design has a voice – a specific list of demands. From the sourcing of sustainable hardwoods, the engineering of a new process, or a partnership with a meaningful nonprofit, Drift makes every effort to make that design impactful – to let that voice be heard.
In an era of rapid product development, Drift has discovered that the best methods are not always the easiest. A pairing of new-school technology and old-school craftsmanship provide the foundation of our 2000 square foot Chicago studio, where every DRIFT frame is made by hand, by real people, and with a supreme attention to detail.

Zeal Optics

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ZEAL Optics is a boutique line of sunglasses and goggles born out of this need to create. To define ourselves among the masses of sameness. Defending the desire to be different and embracing the need to constantly evolve.

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Ellume – ZEAL’s Plant Based Sunglass Lens

Proudly the world’s most sustainable sunglass and most technologically advanced goggle company!

 

Warby Parker

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Warby Parker was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective: to offer designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially conscious businesses.

 

Solo Eyewear

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SOLO creates environmentally friendly sunglasses that fund eye care, encourage adventure and inspire individuals to change the world.

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They are dedicated to funding prescription eyeglasses and sight saving eye surgeries for those in need.

 

Grown

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Grown Wooden Sunglasses are handcrafted using FSC™ Certified sustainable materials. As a standard, their entire range is fitted with Premium UV400 polarized lenses for superior clarity, color & protection. Furthermore, all GROWN® Wood Sunglasses are backed by both a 100 Day Warranty & 180 day accident coverage – an industry first.

 

Proof Eyewear

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Proof is a wood eyewear company that manufactures it’s sunglasses from sustainable wood sources. The wood medium adds a warmth and look that other materials can’t replicate. The silhouettes of our eyewear are classic shapes and styles that anyone can appreciate.

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Proof has made a commitment to support worthwhile causes every chance it gets. We’ve partnered with an eye clinic in India, where ¼ of the world’s blind population resides, that performs sight-giving surgeries for those who can’t afford it. Proof donates a portion of each sale to this cause.

 

Shwood Eyewear

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A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Mandrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.

 

Topheads

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Topheads Eyewear is an all Australian made and owned Eyewear Company from the shores of Sydney’s world famous Bondi Beach. The business started from a garage in Bondi, where sunnies were made and distributed among mates.

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Topheads seeks out to use contemporary, eco friendly materials (including wood, bamboo, bioplastic & recycled skateboard decks) and incorporates retro designs – to create a unique line of shades.

 

Modo

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MODO was born in 1990 in Soho, New York, under the entrepreneurial spirit of its founder, Alessandro Lanaro. Since its beginning, MODO has evolved into a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes a successful portfolio of house, designer, and contemporary lifestyle brands – all under the common denominator of design and innovation.

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Today, MODO drives the eyewear industry’s effort in sustainability and social responsibility. With initiatives such as producing frames with 95% recycled content or biobased materials (our ECO brand), planting a tree for every frame a customer purchases (ECO’s “One Frame – One Tree”), or giving free spectacles to those in need (MODO’s “Buy a Frame – Give a Frame”), MODO is a pioneer in merging style and purpose.

 

 

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