By Cailyn Cox
Sunglasses are essential accessories for the summer: not only do they help to protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays, but they also boost anyone’s cool factor fast.
Recently, eco-friendly designs have evolved dramatically and many big brands including Gucci and Stella McCartney are creating shades from environmentally sound materials. That’s a good thing, because billions of sunglasses are manufactured each year, leaving a harmful carbon footprint due to the fact that most are made from petroleum nylon, acrylic and polycarbonate. But why should the big labels get all the press?
Click through above to see our top 10 Eco Sunglasses by boutique brands (in no particular order).
Inspired by the film stars of the 1940s, these bamboo based shades are 400 UV polarised and come with a bamboo carrying case. 100% recyclable, renewable and biodegradable, the brand uses two main shades in its products–blonde and brunette bamboo.