In Joėl Sunglasses we choose carefully the materials that are used for our frames in order to minimize any negative impact on the environment.
We love our customers, this is why we ensure that our products are eco-friendly and don’t cause any harm to people, animals and nature!
We use environmentally friendly plant based and recycled materials like sustainable wood, cellulose acetate and recycled acetate,
recycled metal and stainless steel. Our frames are free of plastic or other harmful for the environment materials.
Wood is the most sustainable natural material that can be used to create sunglasses. Our wooden sunglasses are made from sustainable sources, mainly from ebony wood, walnut wood and sandal wood. After their life cycle, wooden products can be recycled or upcycled and used to create other products. Wooden products are the answer to protecting our environmental health. Studies have shown that wood offers lower gas emissions, less water pollution, less air pollution and lower volumes of solid waste.
The primary raw materials used to make acetate are natural cotton and wood fibers acquired from different types of plants. Cellulose acetate in particular is a natural and renewable material that decomposes over time and provides an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics. It is biodegradable and due to the fact that no chemicals are needed for the production, acetate sunglasses do not trigger any allergies and protect the people wearing it.
Stainless Steel is 100% recyclable. As it is not coated with any toxic materials it does’t produce toxic run offs. It has a minimal impact on the environment and its life impact reduces significantly as it is used and recycled. Stainless steel does not breed bacteria easily and it is really easy to be cleaned. This is of high importance
since a pair of sunglasses is going to be in contact with your face. Stainless steel is deemed as a green product. It doesn’t remain in the environment and doesn’t pose any threats to nature,people and animals.
Metals can be recycled and reused in the creation of another product. This cycle allows the metal to remain a permanently accessible material through recycling. Each time a metal or steel product is recycled into a new product the properties of the metals are retained. As a result, this cycle can take place an infinite amount of time with little to no change to the inherent properties of the metal. This fact makes metals and especially steel and aluminium efficient and sustainable materials. For the record, aluminium is one of the most widely recycled materials and through the recycling process it saves 95% of the energy that it would cost to produce new aluminium!