Plant-based acetate and stainless steel. Meticulously handcrafted to last a lifetime.
IN COLLABORATION WITH AKILA, POLITE WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES ITS FIRST EYEWEAR COLLECTION.
THIS MODEL IS CALLED TERRA, WHICH MEANS EARTH. THE FRAMES ARE MADE FROM BIO-ACETATE, A POLYMER DERIVED FROM WOOD PULP AND OTHER NATURAL COTTON FIBERS. THIS MATERIAL REPLACES CHEMICAL AND OIL BASED PLASTICISERS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL, RENEWABLE RESOURCES. THE MATERIAL IS ALSO BIODEGRADABLE AND RECYCLABLE. OUR LENS IS MADE FROM AN FDA APPROVED NYLON THAT CAN BE RECYCLED. MOST PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY RECYCLE EYEWEAR. THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE TOOK ON THIS SPECIAL PROJECT WITH AKILA, WHO HAS A RECYCLING PROGRAM. SIMPLY SEND THEM YOUR USED FRAMES TO THE ADDRESS BELOW AND THEY WILL RECYCLE EACH PAIR.
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“AKILA ALWAYS HAS SOUGHT TO USE ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES IN OUR PRODUCTION PROCESS,” SAYS AKILA FOUNDER CHRIS MART.
“FROM THE START, WE’VE MADE OUR FRAMES WITH BIO-ACETATE INSTEAD OF PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTICS. AND WE STILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AS NEWER, GREENER PRACTICES BECOME POSSIBLE – LIKE THE PACKAGING WE’VE DEBUTED WITH POLITE WORLDWIDE THAT USES 100% RECYCLED MATERIALS.”
Our eyewear is available at an approachable price point, they include environmental considerations and alternatives in their materials with our use of bio-acetate and stainless steel, the packaging is from recycled card stock and our casing is made from cactus leather; world's first highly sustainable and environmentally friendly organic material made of Nopal cactus, also known as the prickly pear. Social in that we are introducing an everyday essential product that encompasses the material qualities to help encourage consumers to shop more consciously.