In summer months many of us wear sunglasses to avoid sun rays and keep our eyes cool. Do you know that these there are eco-friendly frames available in the market, which help you, cut the sun rays and do you bit for environment as well. Check out the list of 10 eco friendly sunglasses after the break.
1. Sunglasses Use LCD Technology to Block Out the Sunâs Glare
Physicist Chris Mullin has developed a new LCD technology which has the ability to detect bright spots of light and darken them. Mullin and Albert Titus, an electrical engineer at the University at Buffalo, worked together to develop âDynamic Eyes,â a sunglass that can prove useful for drivers while driving in bright sunlight. Presently, this promising model is just a prototype and it is unclear that when it will be available for sale.
2. Studio Swineâs Stylish Eyeglasses Made of Human Hair
Two graduates from Royal College of Art, Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves, have designed and built an eyewear using human hair. They used plant-based bioresin to bind the millions of strands of hairs. The production process is pollution free and the frames are 100 percent biodegradable. The one-of-a-kind spectacles were put on display at the RCA graduate exhibit in London.
3. Solar-powered sunglasses
Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong deserve credit for developing Self-Energy Generating Glasses (SIG). The glasses contain solar cells which are dye sensitized and these cells trap the sunlight and then convert it into electricity. A power jack is there at the back of frame which allows you to transfer this energy to your gadgets. The dye used is cheap and organic.
4. Sustainable wooden sunglasses
Eye wear company Proof is well known for designing sustainable frames and now the company has come up with a frame made up of wood. The company claims that its aim is to build sunglasses which are eco-friendly and that is the reason why Proof has released a range of unisex shades made up of from ebony, zebrawood, and bamboo. These green sunnies are foldable and 100% eco-friendly because they are made up of sustainably sourced wood.
5. iWood Sunglasses
iWoodâs sunglasses have a style of their own. These sunnies are made up of reclaimed timber. They are circular in shape and have a distinct retro-glam appearance. Each pair is sanded manually. The manufacturer then bound these sunglasses with formaldehyde-free glue. The protection is non-toxic because these sunnies are coated in a zero-VOC finish.
Kayu which means “wood” in Malay is the brainchild of eco conscious designer Jamie Lim. He has used his skill and brilliance to come up with sunnies made up of bamboo. Not only is this, 20 dollars from the purchase of each Kayu are earmarked by Lim to fund one sight-restoring surgery in the countries where people donât have enough money to undergo eye surgery.
7. Waiting for the sun
Rockwell and artist Parra unveiled the Model A sunglasses frame as part of a Spring/Summer collection. The sunglasses are made up of bamboo and they are available in some really brilliant colors.
8. Shwood âOswaldâ Sunglasses
The Oswald was introduced by Shwood as part of the 2011 Spring/Summer collection. Shwoodâs all-new model has got a unique panto-shaped frame with keyhole bridge. The sunglasses will come either in European Walnut or Zebrawood. The users have the choice to fit the lenses of their choice. If you are interested in buying one, you can place your order online through Shwoodâs shop.
9. Choose Green
Juicy Coutureâs new âChoose Greenâ collection of sunglasses is eco-friendly. These sustainable shades are available in three shapesâoval (Jasmine), rounded square (Fern) and catâs eye (Peony). You can get these sunglasses in several hues.
10. I See You
We have often seen that high-profile shades are pretty costly but it is not the case with ICUâs Preppie Retro lenses because they are affordable for even a middle class person. These eyeglasses are made up of reclaimed materials.