3 Sustainable Sunglasses Brands To Block Out The Shade

Sheena Isokariari

Lots is said about sustainable fashion, and rightly so. But if we’re going to be sustainable, let’s do it properly! This means not only having sustainable clothing but also eco-friendly sunglasses! Thankfully, there are lots of great sustainable brands out there creating cool sunnies that are eco-friendly. So, if you’re in the market for a new pair you’ve come to the right pace, Here are the top sustainable sunglasses brands worth having on your radar.

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Wires Glasses

Yair Neuman, a designer, broke his old pair of sunglasses while travelling in 2016. But instead of being bummed out, this sparked his creative juices, and he handcrafted a new pair from a single wire. This got him thinking, and with the help of his friends – social entrepreneurs Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira, Wires, a super cool sunglasses brand, was born.

Wires Glasses is based in London, but every style is made in Italy. The brand makes its frames out of stainless-steel wire, and the lens rims are 3D-printed using castor oil harvested from castor beans. And get this: the temple tips are made from 43% natural rubber! From classic aviators to hexagon-style glasses inspired by beehives, they offer lots of different colours and styles for every face. And sustainability and zero waste are not only limited to their sunglasses, their packaging is also kind to the planet. #WIRESNOTWASTE

Here are some of our faves

Bird Eyewear

Bird Eyewear is a brand that lives up to its motto of being “Light on your face, light on the planet, light on your wallet.” The company’s sustainable approach to creating stylish sunglasses is evident in their use of certified woods, bio-based acetate, renewable cork, and recycled aluminium for their frames. With bio-acetate, they have found an eco-friendly and biodegradable alternative to traditional acetate that does not contain oil-based plasticizers. Not only that, the brand uses plant-based dyes for colouring wood and acetate, and their cleaning cloths are made from recycled plastic bottles. With a range of styles available, including cat-eye and tortoiseshell, finding a pair that looks great while doing whatever you like is made easy.

Here are some of our faves

Nomad Eyewear

This sunglasses brand takes pride in referring to its products as “rubbish” due to the material they are made from – 100% recycled ocean plastic. And all of their polarised sunglasses are made from recycled ocean plastic and are shipped in plastic-free packaging. 

Their polarised sunglasses are made from recycled ocean plastic and shipped in eco-friendly packaging. This fun brand offers stylish and affordable sustainable sunglasses, perfect for those who love making a statement with their sunnies.

Here are some of our faves

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