Many eyewear companies pronounce themselves eco-friendly. Using recycled plastic, reusing materials that would normally be thrown away and or using natural materials such as buffalo horn and wood, allow the eyewear manufacturer to label themselves as eco-friendly. All good things.
Some companies have taken themselves a little further, such as Drift Eyewear a new eco friendly eyewear company that combines both plastic and FSC certified wood into their eyewear design.
What Makes Them Eco-Friendly?
- All woods are sourced from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified suppliers.
- Members of 1% for the Planet. – donate 1% of net sales to helping preserve our planet
for generations to come.
- The fronts are made of the highest quality cellulose acetate (CA). CA is a derivative of the wood pulping process and is a non-petroleum based plastic.
- Use a VOC and formaldehyde free epoxy.
- Coating is water based and zero VOC.
- The travel pouch is constructed of 100% Organic Linen and 100% Organic Cotton.
- Marketing materials are printed on 100% recycled paper with water based inks
- Local Company- they do not outsource to China, manufactured in the USA in Chicago!
The styling is trendy appealing to the ‘street eyewear’ and extreme sport look. Most wood eyewear companies are using wood throughout the whole frame, Drift is using a combination of plastic and wood, meshing 2 textures.
I applaud Drift Eyewear as well as other Eco Friendly eyewear companies for taking the iniative to 1.) Starting their business 2.) Go Eco Friendly, with low carbon footprint 3.) Give Back to the Planet 4.) Support companies/ suppliers that follow their ecological emphasis. 5.) Made in USA! I wish them well!