Costa Sunglasses and Sunski are two companies now offering fab frames that are entirely recycled. You can be green and gorgeous!
What if you could have a pair of really fabulous sunglasses and know that they were made entirely from recycled plastic? Then summer's ultimate accessory would not only be functional and fashionable, but eco-friendly, too. A number of brands are catching on to this trend, realizing that consumers want products that cause less harm to the planet. Two such companies are Sunski and Costa Sunglasses, both of which have launched new lines of shades made from recycled plastic this year.
Costa x Bureo
Take your eco-friendly fashion to the next level with new shades by Costa Sunglasses, in partnership with Bureo (the same company that makes recycled plastic skateboards and ocean plastic Jenga). These new glasses are made from old fishing nets, collected through a community-supported program in Chile called Net Positiva, and they represent Costa's next step in the fight against unnecessary plastic pollution.
Fishing nets are a real danger, explains Holly Rush, CEO of Costa Sunglasses:
"Nets lost at sea are four times more harmful than all other forms of ocean plastic pollution combined. This new collection is a positive step towards untangling our oceans and creating awareness for the dangers our oceans are facing."
By paying fishermen to collect these stray nets, it creates value in a discarded material and generates a net positive impact. A press release states that Bureo has collected more than 220,000 pounds of discarded fishing nets to date. By expanding the sunglass line to use the resulting product, Costa supports the ongoing ocean cleanup effort.
The collection has four new frame styles (two male/unisex, two female) that are all 100 percent recycled fishing nets, featuring mineral glass polarized lenses, recycled aluminum logos, recyclable temple and foam nose pads, and a matte finish. They range from $199 to $269. Shop collection here.