With global warming an international issue, saving trees has become a real time concern. 35% of the trees cut down every year are used to make paper. With only 65% of the paper recovered in the world, it make good economic and global sense to reuse as much paper as possible.
We first saw Paper Eyewear at a Vision Expo East in 2012 several years ago by Chimm. At the time he has worked with Carl Zeiss to create an Astro look. He continues to work with paper.
Over the last couple of years several European paper eyewear companies have started to refine the process and create some unique paper eyewear and sunwear.
Paper Style from Italy is crafted from Renewable Resources. (Paper Eyewear Video) Recycling paper from any source, their 90 step process is getting press and I hope sales. The frames are durable and lightweight.
I love the Flu made with comic book. Flu is a Ladin word and means flower. ‘It gives you flower power for perfect vision and is the aesthetic eye-catcher for lovers of detail.’
Style Ega means water in the Ladin. ‘Flowing forms and harmonious design’.
Paper And Paper based in Spain is also made with layers of recycled paper. The Paper is layered with acetate to create different collections. There is the IN and The Out Collections. The In collection uses ‘paper plates’ in double or triple layers. The ‘Out Collection, is layers of selected paper, utilizing varnishes and adhesives.
Another Spanish company Artlife uses a combination of acetate and paper. Their first campaign started in 2012. Their look uses comic books overlaid on the temple.