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Posted at 1:30 pm • 23 December 2021 • Maguy from Kraywoods


Have you ever thought of saving the planet all while looking chic? With every piece of sustainable clothing or accessory you choose, you can make a difference. The same thing applies for eyewear. By choosing a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses, you can help reduce waste, carbon emission and carbon footprint, all while contributing to a greener planet. 

With continuous innovation in the eyewear world, eco-friendly sunglasses made from sustainable and recycled materials such as wooden sunglasses, metal sunglasses or acetate sunglasses are available in the trendiest designs, shapes and colours. There's definitely no need to compromise on fashion when choosing a pair of sustainable sunglasses.

Let's take a look at the 14 best eco-friendly sunglasses made from these three sustainable materials:

  1. Wooden Eco-friendly Sunglasses
  2. Metal Frame Eco-friendly Sunglasses
  3. Acetate Eco-friendly Sunglasses

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Why Should You Buy Eco-Friendly Sunglasses?

A few years back, it would have been impossible for you to find a trendy pair of eco-friendly sunglasses. Back then, high-end brands focused only on making you look like a million bucks, without considering the materials that your sunglasses made of. However, with the increasing awareness of the dangers of fast fashion, designers like Stella McCartney and others started committing to manufacture and deliver modern and eco-friendly eyewear.

Here at Kraywoods, we believe that sustainable has never looked so good! We design fashionable and trendy eco friendly sunglasses made from natural sustainably-sourced woods and recycled materials for everyone to look good and feel good! Sustainablity shouldn't be a trend but a lifestyle and going for products that reduce plastic waste can help you achieve that. Along with that, you can contribute to a bigger cause. We plant a tree in Kenya for every pair of sustainable sunglasses you purchase, and we contribute to offset your carbon footprint. Still not sure if buying eco friendly sunglasses is worth it? We don't think so!

What are The Best Eco-Friendly Sunglasses?

We love styling our outfits with a nice pair of eco friendly sunglasses. The variety of high-end sustainable materials and trendy style choices makes it all better. You can find sunglasses made from recycled acetate, recycled metals, sustainably-sourced woods and more! We guarantee that every pair featured in our list of best eco-friendly sunglasses below will make you look fashionable.

So without further a do, let's take a look at our choices for the 14 best eco-friendly sunglasses for 2023:

1. Wooden Eco-friendly Sunglasses

Wood frame sunglasses are the next big thing regarding sustainable accessories. They are made with sustainably sourced wood and high-end materials for a long-lasting pair of sustainable sunglasses. All our sunglasses are made from high-end materials to make you look good and feel good too! Contrary to beliefs, they are extremely comfortable and lightweight, which makes them perfect for daily wear!

1. Oversized Wooden Sunglasses

You know, sometimes having an option is a good thing. It all allows you to explore different styles that you probably never knew existed—for example, oversized wooden frames. And no, we're not talking about cheap, eco friendly sunglasses. Instead, our oversized wooden sunglasses are durable, lightweight and extremely chic!

For those who wish to go for square-shaped sunglasses, you might want to stick around. Do you know how it's a must to own at least one pair of black heels or a full-on black suit? The same rule applies to sunglasses. The Shade wooden sunglasses are the black eco-friendly sunglasses you must own.

These D-squared sunglasses are handcrafted from luxurious Ebony Wood. In addition, they feature a sleek flat top for an effortlessly cool look. Featuring dark grey polarized lenses, they will shield your eyes perfectly. The medium frames are unisex, providing style and protection all day long.

The Shade polarized sunglasses look great on oval, round, heart, diamond, oblong and rectangle face shapes.

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2. Round Wooden Sunglasses

There is no need to look for statement-looking pieces; they could be right underneath your nose without you even knowing. If you think we're done talking about wooden frames, you're mistaken. As mentioned earlier, the variety of sustainable styles will allow you to discover different styles that you may enjoy.

Fun and sustainable round-frame sunglasses will be the center of attraction in a crowd. And, our job is to show you the best eco-friendly sunglasses like Ralph Wooden Sunglasses.

These striking wooden frame sunglasses designed with layered walnut and ebony wood are the perfect accessories for that stylish flair. The wood layering creates texture which could make a fashionable statement. Moreover, they include dark grey polarized lenses to grant you maximum protection from the sun while making you stand out from the crowd with fashion.

These eco- friendly sunglasses made look great on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes rectangle, square, diamond, heart, oval and oblong face shapes.

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3. Two-Tone Clubmaster Wooden Sunglasses

Classic shapes like the clubmaster are available in different styles, colours, patterns and materials. So you can play around with them, and you'll get a whole new unique look each time. With eco-friendly eyewear, it goes no different. We were hoping you could explore all materials before making the final decision.

Take the Casper Clubmaster Sunglasses as an example from the list; the combination of walnut and ebony wood is fashionable and better for the environment. These two-tone sunglasses combine vintage design with contemporary materials. Also, these upscale clubmaster shades will add effortless sophistication and on-trend vintage styling to any outfit. Featuring dark polarized lenses and adjustable nose pads, we can guarantee comfort all day long!

The eco friendly sunglasses look well on oval, round, heart, diamond, oblong and rectangle face shapes.

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4. Cat-Eye Wooden Sunglasses

As exciting as it is, we are down to our final pair of wood eco-friendly sunglasses. Cat Eye Sunglasses are known for being the definition of Chic. People usually get torn when choosing a shape of glasses. However, it comes down to personal preferences. We're here to tell you what's good for you, and having wood sunglasses, like the Selena Wooden Sunglasses, on your face will have heads rolling.

These cat eye sunglasses are designed with luxurious Ebony Wood, adding an upscale and unique touch to a timeless shape and making them a great addition to your sustainable sunglasses collection. Moreover, these lightweight shades include dark grey polarized lenses offering you superior comfort and optimal coverage.

The eco friendly polarized sunglasses look great on round, oval, square, rectangle, heart and oblong face shapes.

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2. Metal Frame Eco-friendly Sunglasses

Sustainable sunglasses are not only limited to wood; they can also come in a variety of different eco-friendly materials such as Metal. Buying a pair of sunglasses that will last you for years is also considered being cautious about your planet’s waste. That’s why you should go for a pair of wire-rimmed glasses. Our sunglasses are made with premium stainless steel and adjustable nose pads which makes them durable and comfortable: the best of both worlds! A variety of different designs are available, so pick any frame for an effortlessly fashionable look.

1. Round Metal Frame Sunglasses

If this is your first time buying sustainable eyewear, you probably want to explore your options. A round pair of eco friendly sunglasses will do you justice for a beginner. However, you probably think that the shape is outdated, and here is where you're wrong. British singer-songwriter, John Lennon, was famous for his round frames. One picture of him rocking the frames and it became a sensation. Since then, round metal sunglasses have become a timeless piece of accessory.

You can find many versions of the Lennon Oversized Sunglasses available, but the eco-friendly one is the best.

The retro-round frames are designed with a curved bridge that combines a sleek gold metal frame with slim Zebra Wood temples for a modern look with a retro touch. Sustainable sunglasses also include purple gradient lenses to help you protect your eyes from the dangers of the sun. The vintage inspired sunglasses will become your favourite go-to accessory to match your stunning outfit.

The retro-round frames look good on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

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2. Double-Bridge Metal Frame Sunglasses

Did you think we would leave you with one choice of round sunglasses? We really want you to explore your different options and spice things up while being sustainable. By that, we mean to kick your whole eyewear collection to a new level by going for eco friendly sunglasses like Aspen Silver sunglasses.  

Whoever said wood and metal don't go together, they obviously haven't had a lookat our Aspen collection. These retro-round sunglasses are made from Swiss Walnut Wood and are accentuated with charming grey tones. What's significant about this piece is the double-bar silver metal bridge. Moreover, these lightweight shades feature dark grey polarized lenses for a vintage-inspired look. They are a great option if you’re looking for a statement piece to add to your wardrobe – don’t forget, they’re sustainable!

Protect yourself all year round with these eco sunglasses that look good on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

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3. Geometric Metal Frame Sunglasses

Do you know what sounds like a good idea? If you happen to hang on to the exact shape for years, you can spice things up by looking at other choices. Our geometric sunglasses are a fan favourite. In addition, tinted frames are stylish and worn by many. They help you better your vision when the sun is shining too bright. The benefits of Tinted Glasses are endless. So, the good news is we combined tinted metal frame glasses with the geometric shape and gave you the Elton Geometric Sunglasses.

British icon Sir Elton John is known for going all out with his sunglasses. He wears all kinds of weird and crazy pieces because that's who he is. So if you're a fan of his style, you can now benefit and get a taste of the eco-friendly sunglasses version.

These hexagon sunglasses are designed with a slim gold metal frame, a raised bridge and alluring Rose Wood arms. Talk about a funk! The wooden sunglasses are the perfect pair to achieve the fashion-forward look. Also, they include pink polarized lenses to make it extra glamorous.

These dazzling geometric pairs are designed with premium materials to ensure excellent comfort. The eco-friendly sunglasses look good on rectangle, square, diamond, heart, oval and oblong face shapes.

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Geometric accessories are the IT thing, which is why we want to show you a few. Several celebrities wore geometric sunglasses to express their style and personality back in the day. The golden days were all about having fun and nothing but fun. Modern fashion is no different. There's a reason why geometric frames are among the best eco friendly sunglasses for 2023. The use of metal in sunglasses frames will never make them go out of style.

Eco-friendly polarized sunglasses like Daze wireframe sunglasses will ensure an effortless fashion-forward look. The stylish frames are octagonal in shape. As for the design, they include a thin silver metal frame in addition to a curved bridge and alluring Walnut Wood arms. Featuring dark grey polarized lenses, these attractive eco sunglasses will give you nothing but comfort and protection against the dangers of the sun.

The octagonal polarized frames look great on rectangle, square, diamond, heart, oval and oblong face shapes.

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4. Aviator Metal Frame Sunglasses

Since we're already dealing with black sunnies, we can't just leave you with just one shape. We have more in store for you as part of the best eco-friendly sunglasses for this year. But first, what's the great thing about sunglasses? You don't have to stick to one frame your entire life. What matters most is the comfort you feel when you put them on.

Aviators, like Leo metal frame sunglasses, are the most versatile out of all the sunglasses frames. They are still standing decades later due to popular demand. But don't you wish to have a sustainable glasses version of it?

These aviator sunglasses have a sleek black metal frame and are upgraded with luxurious Ebony Wood temples taking a classic style to a whole new level. In addition, these versatile, sustainable sunglasses feature dark grey polarized lenses offering you the needed protection from the sun's UV rays.

The polarized aviators look great on oval, diamond, round, rectangle, square, oblong and heart face shapes.

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3. Acetate Eco-friendly Sunglasses

Our final pick of eco-friendly material is none other than acetate. If you’re not familiar with acetate, in short, it is the sustainable version of plastic. Acetate is generally made of filaments of cellulose created from wood pulp in trees. It is considered eco-friendly and durable as it is derived from plants and sustains colours better than plastic. On top of all these great benefits, they can be transformed into any shape, colour or design of sustainable sunglasses!

1. Round Acetate Sunglasses

The round sunglasses are the accessories that have come back full circle; see what we did there? Everybody loves them. Yet, sadly not everyone can wear them. It's essential to find a pair that compliments your facial features, so choose a pair of glasses for your face shape. If you happen to want a pair of round acetate sunglasses, look no further than the Jazz acetate sunglasses as part of the list of best eco friendly sunglasses.  

If you happen to be a fan of the retro era, you will instantly fall in love with these trendy frames. They are designed with a translucent brown frame, a keyhole nose bridge and slimline wooden arms for an irresistible finish. These fun, bold and sustainable sunglasses combine contemporary design elements, brown polarized lenses and a retro flair that will shade your eyes from the dangers of the sun.

The eco friendly sunglasses look great on rectangle, square, diamond, heart and oblong face shapes.

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2. Cat-Eye Acetate Sunglasses

We're moving on to a fan favourite! Women seem to have endless admiration for the cat-eye shape. Starting with Audrey Hepburn, who established the cat eye iconic shape in the fashion industry. The cat-eye sunnies have been around for decades and we can’t seem to stop loving them. The exquisite shape is always on-screen and off-screen, ready to represent feminine style.

Since the cat-eye was the first feminine shape in eyewear history, you're bound to find several made with wood, metal or acetate like the Sky cat eye sunglasses.

These sustainable glasses have the design of a winged-out rounded frame. They include a standout keyhole bridge along with original Ebony Wood arms. When the cat-eye sunglasses sit on your face, you'll see how comfortable they because they are made with premium materials. Moreover, these alluring tortoiseshell sunglasses feature gradient grey polarized lenses to ensure safety from the UV rays.

The eco friendly sunglasses look great on rectangle, square, diamond, heart, oval and oblong face shapes.

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If you're looking for cat-eye option number two, you're in the right place. The frames offer a feminine silhouette that will look flattering on almost any face shape. Since we're gathering our best eco friendly sunglasses for 2023, we should talk about cat-eye products, like Stella acetate sunglasses, which are long-lasting and lightweight.

These eco-friendly sunglasses are designed with tortoise acetate and smooth Bamboo temples combining retro fashion and modern elements. These posh winged sunglasses will shade your eyes from the bright sun because of their brown polarized lenses. Ever thought about eyewear protection in a sophisticated style?

The sustainable sunglasses look great on round, oval, square, rectangle, heart and oblong face shapes.

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3. Square Acetate Sunglasses

In fashion, oversized is the new trending style. It spread all the way to the world of eyewear. For an understated yet fierce look, people tend to go for large frames. Oversized sunglasses even come in premium eco-friendly materials like acetate. For all admirers of square shapes, the oversized Cosmo acetate sunglasses are on the list of best eco-friendly sunglasses for 2023. So you go big, or you go home.

The oversized square sunglasses are designed with an alluring grey tortoise frame in addition to a raised bridge and luxurious Ebony Wood arms. It's a modern and stylish combination with a comfortable feel. Also, the bold sunglasses with angles and hues will decrease the sun's irritation for better vision with their gradient brown polarized lenses.

The eco-friendly polarized sunglasses look great on oval, round, heart and diamond face shapes.

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Are you ready to walk into the new year with style? The fashion world is always on the move. It doesn't wait for anybody. Therefore, you have to keep up with the latest trends. This time, it's the case of going green: sustainability.

For sunglasses, vintage ones are making their comeback. Don’t worry you can find the eco-friendly version of it. If you happen to look for a retro vibe with a squared shape, the Carter square sunglasses are waiting for you to pick them up. Their mixture of wood and acetate earns them a spot on the best eco-friendly sunglasses.

As for the design, these winged square sunglasses include an alluring tortoise acetateframe. Also, they have a keyhole bridge and slim Burl Wood arms. A classic squared silhouette with retro details if you ask us. The sunglasses will give you a fashionable look to remember with dark green polarized lenses.

The retro-squared frames will look great on oval, round, heart and diamond face shapes.

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These eco friendly sunglasses are the ultimate fashion accessory that can make or break any outfit. Whether you're heading outside for a day or running errands, they can take you from no to wow in an instant. On the other hand, it's always crucial to think green as you buy your next fashionable item. When you buy eco friendly sunglasses from Kraywoods, a tree will be planted in Kenya through our partnership with One Tree Planted, and all carbon emissions will be offset. So go chic and go green!

By Rachad Kabbara