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Revolutionizing Eyewear: How Eco-Friendly Styles are Taking the Industry by Storm

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the environmental impact of our actions, more and more companies are striving to create sustainable products. One such industry that has been making waves in recent years is the eyewear industry, with eco eyewear becoming a popular choice for those who are looking for fashionable and eco-friendly glasses.

Eco eyewear is made from a variety of sustainable materials, such as bamboo, wood, recycled plastic, and even old fishing nets. These materials are carefully selected to ensure that they are both environmentally friendly and durable, so that the glasses can be worn for years to come.

One brand that has been at the forefront of the eco eyewear movement is Italian brand, ECO Eyewear. The brand was founded in 2009 with the goal of creating high-quality glasses that are also sustainable. ECO Eyewear uses materials such as recycled metals and ocean plastics as well as bio-based materials from sustainable sources to create their frames, and even their packaging and demo lenses are made from recycled materials.

Another brand that is making waves in the eco eyewear industry is David Green. This South African brand creates frames using bio acetates made from cotton and incorporate nature into their design. With design features including accents of cork, mother of pearl, grass and leaf structures, each David Green Eyewear product is, by definition, unique.

Individual Hand Crafted ECO Eyewear
David Green Eyewear

Eco eyewear is not just good for the environment, but it also allows consumers to make a statement with their fashion choices. With a variety of styles and materials available, there is an eco eyewear option for everyone. From classic round frames to modern cat-eye shapes, there are unique frames to suit any taste.

In addition to being made from sustainable materials, many eco eyewear brands also have a social mission. For example, for every pair of glasses purchased from Bird Eyewear, the company donates an LED unit to an African family via their "Share the Sunshine" campaign. Each solar light results in the elimination of the use of one kerosene lamp, the impact of which is less indoor air pollution reducing coughing, chest problems, eye irritation, and other illness. The benefits on family life are numerous from income saving to allowing for more study time in the evening.

Share the Sun Campaign

While eco eyewear may have been a niche market in the past, it is now becoming more mainstream. As consumers become more conscious of their impact on the environment, eco-friendly products are becoming increasingly popular. Eco eyewear is a great example of how sustainability and fashion can work together to create a better future for our planet.

Thompson & Hardwick Optometrists are hugely supportive of this drive to a more sustainable eyecare industry and as such we carry several eco minded ranges, including those mentioned in this article. Call in to take a look and choose your new ethical and fashionable style.


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