Sunny season is upon us so here are 20+ of my favorite timeless and sustainable sunglasses for 2021! A high-quality pair of sunnies are a great investment to complete your summer wardrobe. And they don’t need to break the bank! I found sustainable shades starting at under 50€. From classic round shades to Wayfarers, Aviators, and Cateyes, these timeless and sustainable sunglasses will last you a long time.
What Sunglass Materials Are Sustainable?
Recycled plastics are often made from old water bottles and any other post-consumer recyclables
Bio-Acetate is a plant-based pseudo-plastic similar to its textile relative viscose or rayon. It‘s often made from wood pulp or other cellulosic materials and is biodegradable. Its shiny, high-quality surface and the perfect amount of bend make it an ideal material for frames.
Wood has also been an up-and-coming material for sustainable sunglasses, especially durable and fast-growing bamboo.
Metal frames are always a classic choice and might be easier to recycle than many other materials.
Vintage shades are obviously always a good choice, as they are unique and possibly the most sustainable choice of all. Just make sure it has a high-quality filter and the glasses aren’t scratched to protect your eyes from UV rays.
Timeless Sustainable Sunglasses Shopping Guide
💰 = under 50€
💰💰 = 50 – 99€
💰💰💰 = 100 – 199€
💰💰💰💰 = 200€ +
Sustainable and Vegan Accessories
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