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.
Why Two Collections:
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 Based Collection - Bio-Acetate:
Bio Acetate are plant based plasticizers made from natural materials such as red pulp and cotton. Instead of oil based plasticizers, the bio acetate is an environmentally friendly product made of renewable materials.
Recycled Collection - PET:
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 PET 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.