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Sustainable Eyewear Style 🌎 Eco-Friendly Practices from the Brands We Love.

Our eyewear collections offer eco-friendly options without sacrificing fashion. Learn how the brands available at Rivertown Eye Care are prioritizing sustainability.

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Happy Earth Day!

The importance of sustainability and eco-friendly practices has become increasingly apparent. This awareness has also made its way into the eyewear industry, with many brands prioritizing sustainable materials and production methods to minimize their environmental impact. At Rivertown Eye Care, we are proud to support and offer a variety of independent, designer eyewear brands that share our commitment to sustainability without sacrificing style or quality. Today is Earth Day, so let’s take a look at some of the eco-friendly measures these eyewear brands are taking and discuss their unique approaches to green practices.

Etnia Barcelona

Etnia Barcelona has a strong commitment to sustainability and is continuously working towards reducing its environmental impact. The brand is dedicated to creating eco-friendly eyewear using high-quality, sustainable materials such as natural acetate, which is a 100% renewable and recyclable material derived from cotton and wood fibers.

Etnia Barcelona also focuses on responsible production methods. They prioritize a zero-waste philosophy by recycling leftover acetate, reducing water consumption, and using eco-friendly packaging made from recycled materials. Their dedication to sustainability ensures that customers receive stylish, high-quality eyewear while knowing that they're making a responsible choice for the planet.

Face A Face

French eyewear brand Face A Face has always been known for its innovative and unique designs. Recently, the brand has taken its commitment to innovation one step further by embracing sustainability. Face A Face has made a conscious effort to source sustainable materials and employ environmentally friendly production processes in the creation of its eyewear.

By prioritizing eco-friendly practices, Face A Face is not only providing customers with stylish and high-quality eyewear but also contributing to the global effort to protect the environment.

LOOL Eyewear

LOOL Eyewear is a Spanish brand that combines cutting-edge design with a commitment to sustainability. Their eyewear is handcrafted in small batches using high-quality, sustainable materials such as stainless steel and eco-friendly acetate. LOOL Eyewear's production process minimizes waste and reduces energy consumption by utilizing advanced technologies, such as 3D printing, to create their unique and innovative designs.

In addition to their eco-friendly production methods, LOOL Eyewear also supports reforestation projects and local communities through their partnership with the non-profit organization One Tree Planted.

Barton Perreira

Barton Perreira, a luxury eyewear brand, has made significant strides in promoting sustainability. They've partnered with artist Sage Vaughn to create a limited edition collection of sustainable cleaning cloths made from 100% recycled materials. These cleaning cloths not only help reduce waste but also raise awareness about the importance of eco-friendly practices in the eyewear industry.

Moreover, Barton Perreira is committed to responsible manufacturing, utilizing sustainable materials like bio-based acetate and ensuring that their production process has minimal environmental impact.

Maui Jim

Maui Jim is well-known brand for high-quality, polarized sunglasses. The brand has implemented various sustainability initiatives to reduce waste and protect the environment. One such initiative is their collaboration with WEIMA, a company that specializes in size reduction and shredding technology. Maui Jim uses WEIMA's briquette press to recycle production scrap materials, such as lens edgings and frame cuttings, into compact briquettes. These briquettes can then be repurposed for various applications or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Additionally, Maui Jim is dedicated to using eco-friendly materials in their eyewear, including biodegradable nylon lenses and frames made from renewable resources. This commitment to sustainability ensures that customers receive high-quality, stylish eyewear that is also environmentally responsible.

SALT Optics

SALT Optics is another brand that has made a strong commitment to sustainability. Their timeless designs and attention to detail are matched only by their dedication to responsible manufacturing practices. SALT Optics has implemented a series of sustainable initiatives that reduce their environmental footprint and contribute to a greener future.

One of their key sustainable practices is the use of bio-based acetate, a material derived from renewable resources like cotton and wood pulp. This eco-friendly alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics significantly reduces the environmental impact of the frames without sacrificing style or quality. Furthermore, SALT Optics uses eco-conscious packaging made from recycled materials, reducing waste and ensuring that their products have minimal impact on the environment.

Embracing eco-friendly eyewear is not only beneficial for the environment but also provides an opportunity to make a stylish and responsible fashion statement. At Rivertown Eye Care, we are proud to offer a diverse selection of sustainable eyewear brands that prioritize green practices without compromising on design and quality. By choosing eco-friendly eyewear, you can feel good about your purchase, knowing that you're contributing to a greener future.

Visit Rivertown Eye Care to explore our collection of sustainable eyewear and discover how you can make a positive impact on the environment while looking fabulous.

Call us today to explore our designer eyewear collection. Schedule your personal, one-on-one fitting session with our talented opticians!


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