OPTIMISM IN OPTICS.
Since the very beginning, Opolis knew it wanted to develop collections that would reflect its commitment to shifting the industry standard of optics manufacturing, AND our commitment to cleaning up the planet.
So we did both.
GO AHEAD, BE MATERIALISTIC.
By selling two types of upcycled collections; (1) Bio-Acetate & (2) Recycled Plastic Bottles (PET), we hope to shed light on the realities of the optics industry. Opolis wants to change how we invest in materials and manufacturing, in order to improve our planet on a local and global level.
Bio Acetate are plant based plasticizers made from natural materials such as red pulp, hemp, and cotton seeds. Instead of oil based plasticizers, the bio acetate is an environmentally friendly product made of renewable materials.
Recycled Ocean Plastic
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) is one of the most commonly used plastics in single use consumer products. It is found in most water and soda bottles, and some packaging. Opolis is giving PET a second life through our rPET collection. We are removing the most common piece of garbage floating or sitting in our planet’s oceans and landfills and turning them into stunning, high-quality eyewear.
We travelled the world, fell in love with our planet and found a way to make sustainable sunglasses along the way. We’ve devoted time and resources to create an honest and transparent supply chain that not only benefits the environment but the individuals and communities directly involved.
Our network of waste collectors from Manila, Bali, and Nairobi collect ocean and landfill plastic.
Bottles are cleaned, heated, sorted and the plastics are broken down while unusable parts are disposed according to the appropriate recycling chain.
The rPET/Upcycled materials are shipped via our climate neutral shipping to our facilities in China, where we turn them into the best damn eyewear out there.
Which is why we work with countries and communities most impacted by the plastic pandemic to help, clean, engage and educate.
They served you well.
Your old sunglasses served you well. These ones will too. And they will also serve Her.
Opolis is an Opportunity. When you buy a pair of Opolis sunglasses, you have an opportunity to see clearly and look good, but you also have an opportunity to do good and create true change.
Return your old shades, THEY SERVED YOU WELL, and choose a new set of shades to serve YOU and HER this summer and all summers moving forward. Yes, they are only sunglasses, but you only have one set of eyes and one earth. Help us take care of both.