Textiles, Fashion, Sports and Footwear

Bioplastics Eyewear

Smell-O-Vision (ABOVE)

After a successful 2018 Kickstarter campaign, Ochis Coffee eyewear, a collection of sunglasses made from organic coffee and flax resulting in durable eyewear that smells of coffee, is back with a new collection. Rejecting the use of petroleum plastic, Ochis frames decompose 100 times faster than ordinary plastic glasses. In fact, the frame completely degrades after 10 years in soil or water, and turns into a natural fertilizer should the wearer lose it. There are four colors of Carl Zeiss lenses available and the frames are Rx-able. The new spring 2019 collection will combine coffee, wood and flax with a new Kickstarter campaign launching this month. MRSP $99, ochis.coffee

Reshape

Reshape

The styles in this BPA-free collection from OKIA are crafted from recycled water bottles and the biodegradable Bio Lens 2.0. Shown here in blue, Reshape offers high impact resistance. (okia.com)

Eco

Eco

This MODO brand plants a tree for every frame sold. The Spring/Summer 2019 collection includes the Meru, made with 63% castor seeds and designed to fit the brand’s bio-based magnetic sun clip-ons.

Blue Planet

Blue Planet

Made with up to 75% recycled and reprocessed content, the Bailey sunglass is a bamboo cat eye. The company donates a pair of glasses to a person in need for every pair of glasses it sells (blueplanetwholesale.com)

Safilo

Kids by Safilo

The Kids by Safilo collection includes the Style SA 0004/N, for ages 4 to 6. The styles in this collection are made with bio-compatible materials (mysafilo.com).

Timberland

Timberland

The TB1625 is made from at least 35% bio-based plastic (marcolin.com)

Eco Eyes

Eco Eyes

The KM-93 acrylic collection includes the BPA- and phthalate-free Copac. For every Eco Eyes frame sold, the company plants five trees (ecoeyes.com)

Awear

Awear

The 3717 is a unisex sun made with a bio-based plastic (charmant.com/us)

Proof

Proof

A new style from the Aluminum collection, The Malheur is handcrafted from recycled aluminum and sustainably sourced wood on the temples (iwantproof.com)

Costa

Costa

The Core Performance collection includes the Waterwoman, made from bio-based resin derived from castor oil. The use of this material leads to a reduced carbon footprint (b2b.costadelmar.com)

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