Costa Announces Continuation of Select 2017 OCEARCH Limited Edition Styles and Colorways Proceeds from colorway purchases will benefit shark conservation
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla –December, 2017 – Staying true to its roots and protecting the watery world, Costa has announced the continuation of the most popular sunglass styles and colorways that were originally launched in the 2017 OCEARCH Limited Edition Collection this summer. The Half Moon, Remora and Rincon have now found a home within Costa’s Beach and Core Collections, and the Tiger Shark and Sea Glass colorways are now available in multiple frames. Eyecare professionals can let their socially conscious patients know that each time they choose a Tiger Shark or Sea Glass OCEARCH coloration, Costa will donate a portion of the proceeds to the OCEARCH Foundation, a group of explorers and scientists who are dedicated to generating previously unattainable data on the movement, biology and health of sharks.
“The launch of the OCEARCH collection was inspired by our brand’s ‘Protect’ pillar, and we are pleased to stand by our promise of protecting what’s out there by continuing to offer a collection that gives back,” John Sanchez, vice president, product development, Costa. “The OCEARCH line successfully appealed to new consumers and regions that have a desire to partner with purpose driven brands like Costa. We’re proud to give our consumers and business partners a chance to pay it forward by supporting the valuable work that OCEARCH is spearheading.”
A trendy, dramatic frame for those who seek an extra-large style, the Rincon is a new addition to the Beach Collection. This frame is a West Coast-inspired piece that is sure to be a top-seller, with spring hinges and Hydrolite® nose pads and temple grips that keep this frame in place on the surf or sand. Colorways include Shiny Black, Matte Smoke Crystal, Matte Atlantic Blue, Matte Smoke Crystal Fade and Matte Black + Shiny Tortoise.
The Half Moon is another West Coast-inspired style that brings beautiful aesthetics with all day comfort and functionality as an addition to the Core Collection. The large fit, Hydrolite® nose and temple pads, spring hinges, straight temples and double-cut textures combine for a unique, all-around sporty performance frame. In addition to the OCEARCH Tiger Shark colorway, new color options include Matte Black + Shiny Black, Matte Black + Shiny Tortoise and Bahama Blue Fade.
Now also part of the Beach Collection, the Remora combines an iconic look with performance for a well-rounded product that keeps up with life both on and off the water. Wearers will appreciate the medium-sized, lightweight frame with a Hydrolite® grip and the fresh colorways that evoke the spirit of the open ocean. Beyond the OCEARCH Tiger Shark and Sea Glass colorations, fresh color options include Shiny Tortoise + Hibiscus + Hibiscus Crystal and Matte Gray + White + Mint.
All polarized no matter which lens the wearer chooses, these new frames feature Costa’s 580® patented technology that filters out harsh yellow light and harmful shortwave blue light, while enhancing red, green and blue hues. Core and Beach Collection wearers can also now select the Gray Silver Mirror lens, which is ideal for bright light situations.
As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior sunglass lens technology and unparalleled frame fit and durability. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best-performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor water enthusiasts since 1983. Costa’s recently expanded product portfolio now includes optical frames for men and women, reinforcing the company’s commitment to the optical channel. Costa’s pillars of protect, perform and explore are at the core of its growing cult-brand status, with roots starting among its tribe of dedicated fans who are passionate about spending time outdoors, in, on or around the water.
Costa works hard to protect the oceans it calls home, and its commitment to sustainability is integral to the company’s vision and this promise is inherent in every pair of Costas sold. By utilizing bio-based, eco-friendly resin in all of its nylon sunglasses and optical frames, Costa has greatly reduced their emissions and overall carbon footprint. Additionally, through programs like its Kick Plastic campaign, where the brand seeks to raise awareness about the growing plastic pollution problem threatening oceans worldwide to serving as a long-term partner to shark research organizations like OCEARCH, Costa encourages the protection of the Earth’s aquatic resources in any way they can.
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