Eco-Friendly Eyewear

Extinct Sunwear: Sunglasses That Benefit Wildlife Conservation

Extinct Sunwear not only keeps your eyes protected and looking cool this summer, but the line also helps raise awareness for endangered animals. The recently launched Kickstarter…

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7 Eco-Friendly Sunglasses Made From Unexpected Materials

VINYL RECORDS Vinylize’s line of recycled-LP eyewear is still handcrafted in Budapest, where the first pair was constructed from salvaged Communist vinyl more than 10 years ago.…

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Made From Denim, Mosevic's "Solid Denim" Sunglasses Are True Blue

Mosevic dubs its eyewear the most exciting development in denim since blue jeans. Derived from resin-infused layers of the blue stuff, its “Solid Denim” collection puts a…

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Shwood Recycles Newspaper Into Woodgrain-Like Eyewear

READ ALL ABOUT IT Shwood treated the reconstituted material like a type of veneer, layering it onto the temples of its signature “Canby” model—in both wooden and…

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Ditto's "Endless Eyewear" Plan Lets You Rent, Swap Unlimited Frames

Buying a new pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses is a big commitment that often involves the input of friends and family to make the right choice, plus it can get pricey. Enter…

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Google Glass is Dead, Long Live Google Glass

Still scrounging pennies for Google Glass? Today’s the last day you can buy one; in its present form, anyway. After nearly three years of hype, hubris, and near-constant derision,…

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Scottish Designer Launches World's First Hemp Sunglasses

HURRAY FOR HEMP But the plant’s value cannot be overstated. “Hemp can be grown and harvested every year, whereas a tree will generally take 15 to 20 years to grow until they…

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Karlie Kloss, Warby Parker Collaborate on Eyeglasses for a Yummy Cause

American supermodel Karlie Kloss is hooking up with Warby Parker for a delicious cause: a trio of sunglasses in support of the Edible Schoolyard, a New York City-based nonprofit that…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Google Glass is about to get a significant boost in specs appeal, thanks to the efforts of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is creating five new frames and eight…

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that…

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Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Collaborate on Philanthropic Eyewear

Here at Ecouterre we love good design that makes a positive impact. So we were delighted when we heard that Architecture for Humanity have launched a campaign with designer Warby Parker…

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Dick Moby's Eco-Sunglasses Help Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

These sustainable sunglasses from Dick Moby were born from an urge to address the plastic pollution in a positive way. As avid surfers and sailors, the duo behind brand – Tim…

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Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering…

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Karen Walker Casts Kenyan Artisans in New Ethical Eyewear Campaign

Florence, artist. I SEE YOU But Walker kicked it up a notch, turning the camera on the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection,…

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Google Glass Adds Prescription Lenses, Stylish Frames

Google Glass is getting a major facelift. On Tuesday, Google announced that the latest iteration of its Internet-connected eyewear will include four new options for…

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3D-Printed Silver, Stainless Steel Jewelry Available at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is pushing technology as well as fashion, by adding two 3D printed products to their catalog. In a partnership with Shapeways, the retailer will offer customers an…

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Zeal Optics Unveils World's First Biodegradable Sunglass Made With Cotton

Colorado-based Zeal Optics has just unveiled what it considers the world’s first truly biodegradable sunglasses. The Ace is its new frame made from a cotton-based resin that can…

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"Google Glass"–Like "OrCam" Headset Could Help the Blind to See

Coming out of Israel is a new wearable device that can help the visually impaired see. OrCam is a camera and mind-reading computer that can see everything you can see and can tell you…

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