Sustainable Summer Part 1
Part 1 - Sunglasses
With the warm weather on the way, it’s time to go through the wardrobe and dig out the summer items. Of course you may find you need a few new items. Here’s our round up of head to toe ideas that will help you make sustainable choices.
In part one, we are looking for sustainable sunglasses options. Sunglasses are a notorious form of fast fashion with thousands thrown away each year. This feels like a good place to start.
We’ve tried to include a range of price points but on the whole tried to keep the ideas affordable.
This brand has a range of biobased frames which use a much higher percentage of naturally based materials and have lowered the emissions required to manufacture them. Here are our favourites:
There are no shortage of sunglasses on depop. Most are either second hand or deadstock glasses from a variety of brands. This is a great sustainable option since second hand requires no new materials for manufacturing and also there are some good deals to be found.
3) Pala Eyewear
Last but in no way least, check our Pala Eyewear for a luxury option with a cause.
Not only do Pala use sustainable materials to make their glasses, they give back with every pair sold:
‘For every pair of sunglasses sold, we give back to eye-care programmes in Africa by providing grants to vision centres, dispensaries and screening programmes.’
More to come...
Let us know if you have found any great sustainable eyewear options and look out for Sustainable Summer Part 2 - coming soon.