We know how important it is to choose your next pair of glasses very well, it is important to know about the materials, most are made of metal or plastic but this greatly limits the design and colors. At Bonoboss we are aware of this and that is why we use 100% biodegradable cotton acetate to manufacture frames and polarized sunglasses.
He cotton acetate It is a vegetable plastic that is hypoallergenic. It was first used in the late 1940s as the previously used plastics were brittle and not durable enough.
cotton acetate It is a non-petroleum based plastic. It is made of natural cotton and wood fibers. While petroleum products can be more expensive and harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is made from renewable materials. Cellulose acetate for eyeglasses is made by layering in large blocks. Individual parts are then carefully cut, polished by hand and finally assembled into a frame.
The main difference is durability. Acetate glasses are much more durable than standard plastic. The acetate blocks that are used are rich in colors and design, the reason is that many times and depending on the brand, these blocks are colored by hand and in artisanal processes. Some of which even have embedded patterns. While standard plastic is produced by injection and must be spray painted to achieve patterns or shine, they also tend to break more easily.
There you have it: cotton acetate is the highest quality plastic material for eyewear and is used by major global brands to manufacture their sunglasses and optical frames.
Fortunately, at Bonoboss we work with lines made of cotton fiber. The fusion of cotton acetate, maximum protection polarized lenses, demolition wood temples and the manual polishing process... Result in a collection of unique sunglasses that combine protection, quality and durability in an iconic product in the world of sustainable accessories.
And what are you waiting for to join the revolution of sustainable accessories?