Monkeyglasses – Sustainable and on trend!

These tiny sunnies by Monkeyglasses is on trend a so many ways! Tiny, hexagonal, simple metal AND sustainable! There are a variety of traditional shapes for eyewear – both lenses and rims, so we were pleased to see that Mai-Britt decided to throw those safe choices to the wind and play around with new shapes that inevitably are also more expensive to produce. ’90s-inspired tiny sunglasses are all the rage this summer (and so will they be throughout fall and winter, too), and the fashion-addicted population is currently split in two because of them. Metal eyeglasses are delicate and inspire elegance, perfect for accessorizing your office look but also for constructing fun, quirky outfits.

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The metal parts of their frames are made with stainless steel which is a 100% recyclable material, and the durability of the metal prolongs the life of the glasses. Any stainless steel object has an approximate recycled content of 60 %. Furthermore, their zero waste philosophy let them to a new way of using their waste material from their production, and at the same time, give you the possibility to personalize your frame.

 

What consumes your mind, controls your life. Practice gratitude.

In a world, where we tend to be very focused on materialism, I find it very important to make time for moments, where I think about the greater things in life, and all the things we have to be grateful for. These moments often occur when I am designing the collections. I have a deep love and respect for nature, and I am very concerned about the environmental impact our “buy-and-throw-away culture” has on our beautiful planet, and all life on it. I make it a point to use environmentally friendly materials for our products, to recycle and to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible. My eyewear designs may not change the world, but my hope is, that our products and stories will act as little green seeds, that will grow, and help our customers to become more conscious consumers.

CEO and Designer Mai-Britt Seaton

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MonkeyGlasses focuses on the environment and people and work towards zero waste. The unique frames are made of cotton fibers and production residues are recycled into trendy accessories, the old glasses are always reused. Unfortunately, looking good, being able to see well and doing well is easy. Just ask the sustainable MonkeyGlasses, which designs and sells modern glasses with Scandinavian expressions.

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Monkeyglasses’s PO model is available in 3 different colours.

Hunger frames look like natural wood, but are actually made of biodegradable material that consists of 90% cotton fibers and wood chips. Production tests are designed for accessories and exclusive jewelry, and every time a set of frames leaves the position, the company donates a percentage to the “Save The Orangutan” fund. MonkeyGlasses also collects old customers from and to trivandrum in India to a center that supports fishing families in need.


Shooting: TEFdoesPARIS
Eyewear: PO 45 by Monkeyglasses
Model: Carole Riehl – Les Lunettes Écologiques Magazine
Photographer: Sophie Letessier

Author: maarten weidema

After being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded “International Optical Personality of the Year” for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 322.000 ECPs.

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