Sustainable sunnies you can wear for the brighter days ahead

TOP 5 SUSTAINABLE SUNGLASSES BRANDS FOR 2021

The search for flawless frames is never a quick process. It's a never-ending personal journey that involves careful research and sometimes visits to—gasp!—brick-and-mortar stores to try on eyewear in the flesh. Not to mention, as with most accessories, sunglasses trends evolve with the season. One day, oversized frames are in, the next they're replaced by tiny spectacles, it's hard to keep up, we know. To top it all off, there are hundreds of eyewear brands out there. Because shopping for sunglasses can be a struggle if you don't know where to look, we're kick-starting your search with a list of the most high-quality, covetable, fashion-forward sunglasses brands out there. Best of all, they're also sustainable and ethical!
ECO EYEWEAR

Looking to turn heads? Eco glasses are perfect for the trendsetting professional or city-dweller. These frames are as sustainable as they are stylish- the NYC brand uses 95 percent recycled metal, biobased castor seed oil, and recycled ocean plastic for its designs. Oh, and each purchase equals one newly planted tree. Win-win.
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PALA EYEWEAR

Pala Eyewear is a brand on a mission. Not only do they create sunglasses that are sleek and stylish, but they're trying to help put an end to poverty by providing grants to eye care projects in Africa. What's more, they're also putting ethical and sustainable practices at the forefront of their operations.
BONNIE CLYDE

Playful. Bright. Unisex. Is there anything not to love about Bonnie Clyde sunglasses? Founded by Jon Yuan, the brand is committed to family manufacturing, excellent materials, and maintaining a small, independent team. Taking pride in their products and the standards they hold for the sunglasses, they're comfortable, built-to-last, planet-friendly, and sensibly priced.
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WOODZEE

Woodzee sunglasses combine sophisticated style with nature's influence. Designed in California, so you can expect to get wrapped up in the brand's love for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Pacific Ocean. The brand offers a recycling program, which allows you to recycle old frames and receive 50 percent off your next order. Woodzee sunglasses will surely become your travel buddy, bring them along on your adventures!
STICKS AND SPARROW

We love the distinctly Australian style of Sticks & Sparrow sunglasses- all of which come with 100 percent UV protection and scratch-resistant lenses. This brand is committed to sustainable materials and minimizing waste. For the indecisive online shopper, Sticks & Sparrow offers an easy option to try frames on at home before you buy. The brand offers international shipping too!
Article by Mia Eng