Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living

Acetate Sunglasses: Eco-Friendly or Just Greenwashing?

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  • Jun 15, 2023
A lot of "sustainable" sunglass companies crow about their bamboo and give-back program and then gloss right over the acetate part. Nothing to see here! But where and how is acetate made? The truth may surprise you.

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5 Sustainable and Ethical Sunglasses Brands That Will Make Your Friends Jealous

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  • Jun 13, 2022
Unfortunately, there's a ton of greenwashing that goes on with sunglasses. But these brands are sourcing and manufacturing their acetate in a regulated way that doesn't harm the planet or the people making the glasses and using other sustainable materials like wood, bamboo, and recycled metals and plastics.
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Must Have: Article One Sunglasses Are Chic, Ethical, and Support Environmental Justice

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  • Aug 31, 2016
Article One is an independent eyewear company that produces handcrafted eyewear in a family-owned factory in Italy in a completely transparent process. More interestingly, the company headquarters are based in a place that until earlier this year wasn't on many people's radar: Flint, Michigan. Founder Wes decided to move the company...
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