Choosing a sustainable eyewear brand can have many benefits for you and the environment. Here are a few reasons why you might consider making the switch:
- Reduced Environmental Impact:
When you choose a sustainable brand of eyewear, you are making a positive impact on the environment. Sustainable eyewear brands we stock at Honour Optometry always use eco-friendly materials and production methods that reduce the carbon footprint of eyewear manufacturing. For instance, some brands use recycled plastics, plant-based acetate, titanium or other sustainable materials to make their frames. This reduces the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. Sustainable eyewear brands also tend to use energy-efficient manufacturing processes and minimize their water usage, further reducing their environmental impact.
- Support for Ethical Practices:
Choosing a sustainable brand of eyewear means supporting companies that prioritize ethical and fair labor practices. Sustainable eyewear brands often ensure that their workers are treated fairly and paid a living wage. This helps promote positive social change by supporting communities and improving working conditions. Additionally, some brands like MITA and Dick Moby may also have a social impact component, such as donating a portion of their profits to environmental or social causes.
- High Quality and Durability:
Sustainable eyewear brands often use high-quality materials and construction methods, resulting in glasses that are built to last. This can save you money in the long run because you won’t need to replace your glasses as frequently. We provide a warranty, so if your glasses do break, you can get them fixed instead of throwing them away. Additionally, because sustainable eyewear brands tend to use unique materials, their glasses can have a distinct look and feel that sets them apart from more conventional frames.
- Unique Designs:
Sustainable eyewear brands often prioritize design and offer unique styles that set them apart from traditional eyewear brands. This can be a huge drawcard for people who want to express their individuality through their glasses. Sustainable eyewear brands may collaborate with designers or artists (like Kengo Kuma) to create limited-edition collections, making their glasses even more unique. Additionally, some brands may offer customizable frames, allowing you to select the colour, shape, or other features of your glasses.
Overall, choosing a sustainable brand of eyewear is win-win for you and the environment. You get high-quality, unique glasses that are built to last, and you can feel good about supporting a company that prioritizes ethical and sustainable practices. There are many sustainable eyewear brands out there, so take some time to research and find one that aligns with your values and style.