Zoo Eyewear // Wear your inner animal

Carole is wearing HolZbiene, a sustainable frame by Zoo Eyewear, a brand that creates its frames from a new biomaterial that has minimal impact on the environment. Created from an innovative plastic material derived from wood (lignin), this hi-tec collection is as remarkable as it is good-looking.

This specific frame design comes in three natural colours, and while Carole is always excited to show “exciting” sustainable eyewear, she chose to photograph all three of them!

holZbiene-30004 in F500 blue:

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Stepper in blue 3

holZbiene-30004 in F100 brown:

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Stepper in brown 3
Stepper in brown 4
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holZbiene-30004 in F900 black:

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About Zoo Eyewear:

ZOO EYEWEAR is a brand full of originality, drive and expertise. Born with the desire to create quality, creative eyewear using new materials and technology. Created by a small group of visionary eyewear innovators the original vision was to explore the possibilities that can be realised in eyewear when unhindered by traditional boundaries.

With its cultural home in Swabia, Germany, the brand is supported by a team of creative individuals across the globe. It is this ingenious internationalism that delivers a design ecosystem resulting in exceptional and diverse styles.\

To create such a diverse eyewear brand, materials with specific properties to best suit their purpose were selected:

  • TXZ – An ingenious injection molded plastic with a wealth of wearer benefits, produced with significantly less waste material (when compared to conventional plastics).
  • Titanium – Used in its Titanium and Beta-Titanium form, with exceptional lightness and durability, is selected where this high-tech metal delivers the best results.
  • BioZ – One of a new generation of sustainable plastics, this remarkable material is biobased.

ZOO EYEWEAR offers five collections, each with a unique personality resulting from different design concepts and manufacturing processes. Five collections: gaZelle, holZbiene, oZelot, Zebu and Zwerggecko, offer a selection of ophthalmic and sun eyewear models.

Read more about this amazing brand on TEF Magazine or visit their website.


Shooting: TEFdoesPARIS
Eyewear:  HolZbiene by Zoo Eyewear
Model: Carole & Julien – Les Lunettes Écologiques Magazine


Author: maarten weidemaAfter 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 promote 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", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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