Daytona Beach, Fla. – May, 2016 – Since the company was founded in 1983, every pair of Costa sunglasses has been assembled by hand in Florida. This year, to kick off a summer of American celebrations – from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games – Costa launches its USA Limited Edition Collection.
These Limited Edition Costa sunglasses give seven of its styles a patriotic look. Each style – including the new Anaa, Copra and Motu, as well as brand favorites Blackfin, Cortez, Fantail and Mag Bay – features a unique take on America’s red, white and blue. As part of the collection, each pair comes with a custom red, white and blue hard case, cleaning cloth and C-MASK. They’re packaged in a specially designed box to celebrate the season.
Several pieces in the collection, such as Anaa and Copra, feature Costa’s tri-fusion frame color technology – three colors molded together into one beautiful sunglass style.
Costa’s sunglasses are comprised of a nearly indestructible bio-based resin material sourced from the castor plant, a sustainable, hardy perennial. The bio-based resin produces increased durability, overall sunglasses weight reduction, and the ability for the frame to hold shape from extreme heat to bitter cold temperatures, crucial for anglers out battling the elements.
Incorporating a bio-based resin frame construction reduces Costa’s manufacturing process emissions, and cuts the company’s overall carbon footprint significantly.
These USA Limited Edition styles are available in gray, blue mirror and silver mirror lens colors, in Costa’s patented color enhancing polarized 580™ lenses. The brand’s 580 lens technology selectively filters out harsh yellow and harmful high-energy ultraviolet blue light. Filtering yellow light enhances reds, blues and greens, and produces better contrast and definition while reducing glare and eye fatigue. Absorbing high-energy blue light cuts haze, producing greater visual clarity and sharpness.
Costa’s 580™ lenses, the clearest lenses on the planet, are available in either glass or impact resistant polycarbonate. The USA Limited Collection lens offerings will vary by frame style. All styles are also available in customized Rx sun lenses.
“We’re proud to say we’ve always built our sunglasses here at home, and the USA Limited Edition Collection helps us celebrate our American pride,” said Al Perkinson, vice president of marketing for Costa. “Because these are part of a limited edition, though, once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
The Costa USA Limited Edition Collection styles range in retail from $149 to $249. The styles are available now at www.costadelmar.com, and at authorized participating Costa retail partners.
As the leading manufacturer of the world’s clearest polarized performance sunglasses, Costa offers superior lens technology and unparalleled fit and durability. Still handcrafted today in Florida, Costa has created the highest quality, best performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983.
For Costa, conservation is all about sustainable fishing. Many fisheries that should be vibrant and healthy are all but devoid of native fish because they have fallen victim to poor fishing practices, unregulated development, lack of watershed protection or all of the above. Costa works with partners around the world to help increase awareness and influence policy so that both the fish and fishermen of tomorrow will have healthy waters to enjoy. Costa encourages others to help in any way they can.