Eco-friendly Trendy Frames for Summer
Based In | Boise, ID
Eco Materials | FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and repurposed skateboard decks
Give Back | Partner with Nature Conservancy in Idaho, Boarding for Breast Cancer, HELP International
Price | $90–$130
Proof Eyewear is a pioneer in sustainable eyewear and “embraces the idea of being global citizens by doing good around the world.” The brand was founded in 2010 by 3 brothers in Idaho who stand for heritage, sustainability, and giving back. 12% of Proof’s annual profits have on a project-by-project basis in India, El Salvador, Nepal, the Philippines, and Uganda.
Based In | Chico, CA
Eco Materials | Wood & bamboo
Give Back | Glasses recycling program
Price | $45–$230
Woodzee sunglasses are made of wood and bamboo, combining sophisticated style with nature’s influence. They take pride in customer service and a seamless shopping experience. With Woodzee’s recycle program, customers are able to recycle old Woodzee glasses and receive 50% off the next order. Woodzee’s wide variety of stylish frame shapes and colors is sure to offer something you’ll love for sunny days!
Based In | SOHO, New York City, NY
Eco Materials | 95% recycled content or biobased materials
Give Back | Plants a new tree with each purchase
Price | In-store only
MODO glasses emphasize creativity, innovation, and have a high-end appeal for the socially-conscious consumer. Perfect for the trendsetting professional or city-dweller, each frame has its own personality. The contemporary and sleek designs are strikingly unique and bold. They are designed, manufactured, and distributed in-house in SOHO, New York. Each MODO purchase results in a newly planted tree, or a free pair of glasses given to someone in need.
Sticks & Sparrow
Based In | Australia
Eco Materials | Bamboo, reclaimed wood, cork
Give Back | Commitment to nature
Price | $99-$199
We love the distinctly Australian style of Sticks & Sparrow sunglasses—all of which come with 100% UV protection and scratch-resistant lenses. This brand is committed to sustainable materials and minimizing waste. After 15 years in the eyewear industry, they promise not to enter “into the crowded and competitive adult eyewear market.” Instead, they firmly stick to their connection with nature.