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Notes | June 8, 2021

Eco – Eco Ocean Collection

Eco launches its new collection Eco Ocean, with glasses made of ocean based plastics

words Editorial Staff

To gather fishing nets, ropes, and trawls from the ocean, Eco teamed up with Waste Free Oceans, an NGO that works with local fishermen who collect the used plastic. These items then get checked, cleaned, cut, dried, and prepped. After that they get extruded into the plastic granules that become the Eco Ocean frames, which are lightweight and super comfortable with a smooth, matte finish in ocean-inspired shades like aqua, ink, and clay, as well as classic black, olive, and blue. For optical, Eco presents eight styles, both for men and women; whilst the the SS21 ocean sun collection will feature sunglasses with either polarized or non-polarized lenses. 

The campaign for this new collection revolves around the important connection to the seas and spreads positive vibes encouraging the sustainable choices people can make in their everyday lives. According to Eco, making a difference starts with making better choices, and that’s why they use recycled metal, castor seed oil, and now ocean based plastics in their frames. And, of course, all of their cases and packaging are made from sustainable materials like cornstarch and PET!