Most acetate and plastic materials are made from crude oil. Although these materials are sometimes required in eyewear, it doesn't mean that we can't minimize their use. For wooden sunglasses, natural woods are used to make the whole frame or, at least, the temples of the frame. These woods are sustainably sourced and handcrafted piece by piece. Many companies also use recycled plastic in acetate when making their sunglasses, along with the natural wood. Wood sunglasses are available with full wood or half wood frames and can be made from various wood types, including Bamboo, Walnut, Zebrawood, Ebony and many more.
Bamboo is one of the most unique and fastest-growing plants. It is considered as one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planet. Made from natural vegetation, it's a highly renewable resource that can grow to maturity in as little as three to five years. When it comes to materials used to make your sunglasses, you can't get more sustainable than that!
Higher demand for more sustainable lifestyles means that natural and eco-friendly materials are essential, even in the eyewear world. Considering the sustainability of bamboo sunglasses, it's the best choice for eco-conscious consumers looking for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives to standard plastic sunglasses. Additionally, most wooden sunglasses brands also offer sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging when purchasing a pair of bamboo sunglasses. You can read more about sustainable fashion and Zebra Wood on our blog!