Many eyewear companies pronounce themselves eco-friendly. They using recycled plastic, reuse materials that would normally be thrown away and or use natural materials such as buffalo horn and wood. Doing that allows the eyewear manufacturer to label themselves as eco-friendly. All good things. Some companies plant trees, sponsor expeditions, some give back to needy all very good things.
Some companies have taken themselves a little further, such as Drift Eyewear a new eco friendly eyewear company that combines both plastic and FSC certified wood into their eyewear design.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly?
- All woods are sourced from Forest Safety Council (FSC) Certified suppliers.
- Members of 1% for the Planet. – donate 1% of net sales to helping preserve our planet for generations
- The fronts are made of the highest quality cellulose acetate (CA). CA is a derivative of the wood pulping process and is a non-petroleum based plastic.
- Use a VOC and formaldehyde free epoxy.
- Coating is water based and zero VOC.
- The travel pouch is constructed of 100% Organic Linen and 100% Organic Cotton.
- Marketing materials are printed on 100% recycled paper with water based inks
- Local Company- they do not outsource to China, manufactured in the USA in Chicago!
I applaud Drift Eyewear as well as other Eco Friendly eyewear companies for taking the iniative to 1.) Starting their business 2.) Go Eco Friendly, with low carbon footprint 3.) Give Back to the Planet 4.) Support companies/ suppliers that follow their ecological direction. 5.) Made in USA!
I wish them well!