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Finder Green Fave: Szade recycled sunglasses

Posted: 7 December 2020 7:00 am

Trendy sunglasses made from old sunglasses – here's how this Aussie brand is closing the fashion product cycle.

I'm sure we've all been there – either losing or breaking a pair of sunglasses and needing new ones, or caving in and spoiling yourself with a new pair. An item that has quickly turned into a fashion statement, it's clear that sunglasses cause some sort of waste in the fashion product cycle.

That's where Szade comes in. This Australian brand is hard at work creating new, on-trend sunglasses made from recycled sunglasses.

What makes Szade eco friendly?

Szade's goal is to break and completely eliminate the cycle of waste and excess in the fashion industry. How does it work? Szade takes broken and discarded sunglasses that were once destined for landfill and develops a 100% certified and recycled product.

This idea didn't come to fruition overnight, in fact, it was a year-long journey of research, development and design.

In a press release, the Szade founders said:

"We felt compelled to create a product that gave our community the choice; the power to choose to buy and wear products that are better for the planet and something that everyone can feel good wearing both physically and consciously."

This process effectively forms a closed loop cycle, eliminating the need for waste and we love to see it.

The sunglasses promise to not only be on-trend but look and feel to be of premium quality, with each pair being hand-assembled and finished. Arriving in a range of different colours and styles, Szade sunglasses are made to be worn by all, no matter your gender or your face shape.

Certified by the global authority on sustainable goods, Szade has been verified and accredited by The Global Recycling Standard (GRS) on its material chain of supply and product composition.

Where can I get it?

If you'd like to get your hands on them and try these sunglasses for yourself, you can shop directly from Szade. The official site offers free shipping and free returns on all Australian orders, plus you can make your payment with Afterpay.

The brand is also stocked at stores like SurfStitch, City Beach and Just Sunnies.

All the sustainable sunglasses are designed in Melbourne, priced at $79.99.

Finder Green Fave is a regular column that highlights our favourite sustainable, eco-friendly, ethical and cruelty-free products. Looking for more information about eco-friendly choices? Check out Finder Green .

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