Nowadays, it is commonplace for production factories to simply dispose of excess materials. These materials contribute to the ever increasing landfills, eventually leading to toxins and carbon dioxide being released into our atmosphere and waterways; speeding up climate change and rendering our ever reducing clean water resources more deeply diminished. Since our establishment in 2009, we as a company oppose this kind of destructive cycle. By re-using the excess materials to create new eyewear, it creates a remarkably more durable, lightweight and comfortable frame. We have also incorporated other natural materials such as bamboo, Walnut, Beechwood and Zebra Wood. Incorporating our Eco-Process™ method to our frames has saved 1000’s of lbs of excess materials from going into our landfills and oceans.
Products designed to tackle the world's most challenging problems
Sunglasses and readers have undoubtedly become more of a fashion statement for the style conscious, but they are undeniably a necessity when it comes to seeing more clearly and protecting eyes from the sun, as well as the elements. Unfortunately, most are manufactured with materials such as plastic, metal and paint that leave behind large deposits of waste—often toxic—which contribute to a growing global crisis. According to the website, The World Counts, every year a colossal 2.12 billion tons of waste is dumped in landfills and the world's oceans. If put on trucks, this waste would wrap around the world 24 times. Though statistics like this are alarming, they are also becoming more transparent as a new generation of companies like Blue Planet Eyewear emerge to tackle some of the planet's most challenging problems. Building a thriving business around a mission to relieve the burden of waste, as well as help those who are visually impaired, Blue Planet Eyewear pushes the boundaries of change with fun and affordable products that have more than one purpose.
The Bamboo + Wood Sun collection is crafted from natural bamboo or wood, recycled and reclaimed plastics and metals and polarized lenses on select styles. Standard polarized lenses provide 100 percent UVA/UVB protection. Offering reflective or anti-reflective lens coatings, all styles are packaged in Blue Planet Eyewear’s signature drawstring case.
The eye-popping frames of the Blue Planet Eyewear Bamboo Readers collection are repurposed with natural bamboo or wood, with stainless steel spring hinges for a comfort fit, and finished with recycled and reclaimed plastics and metals. The optical-quality lenses include anti-reflective coatings and sun tint on select styles, many of which are BPA free. All styles are packaged in Blue Planet's signature drawstring case
OVER HALF A MILLION PAIRS OF CORRECTIVE GLASSES DONATED
Blue Planet Eyewear believes every person is entitled to the gift of sight, yet it's estimated that 285 million people—19 million children—are visually impaired worldwide.
According to experts, approximately 80 percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured by the right eyewear. That's why Blue Planet Eyewear is committed to doing the right thing.
FOR EVERY PAIR OF BLUE PLANET EYEWEAR SOLD, WE WILL DONATE A PAIR OF CORRECTIVE GLASSES TO A PERSON IN NEED
Through its Visualize Change program, which donates one pair of corrective glasses for every frame purchased, Blue Planet Eyewear is proud to partner with renowned humanitarian organizations such as SEE International, Feed the Children, Direct Relief, and Best Day Foundation to provide support to men, women and children around the world who are struggling with vision impairment.