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By 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish by weight. These sunglasses are made to last but won't hurt the Earth.

Introducing our first ever eco-friendly sunglasses, SHADES by Maiyet. 

Handmade in Japan, the sunglasses are made with 100% biodegradable Mazzucchelli cellulose acetate. This capsule was born of a collaboration between Maiyet and landscape designer, Lily Kwong. 

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ABOUT M49, MAZZUCCHELLI 'BIOPLASTIC'

M49 is a Cellulose Acetate - the most widely spread organic compound in nature, produced from cotton and wood-pulp fibres - manufactured under a new formulation using substances from renewable sources. M49 keeps all the aesthetical and performance characteristics of the traditional acetate; it can be worked without modifying the productive process of the frame. 

- 100% Eco Friendly 

- 100% Biodegradable 

- 100% Recyclable

- Proven to biodegrade in 115 days in a controlled environment

THE PROCESS

"When I connected with the developer, I dove into their epic archive of thousands of vintage sunglasses that spans decades. We set out to create a sustainable frame that captured the timelessness and elegance of Maiyet. The frames are handmade in a family-run factory in Japan, and you can feel the quality and attention to detail in every piece." Lily Kwong

As worn by Jasmine Hemsley / Photography - Nick Hopper

FEATURES

- 100% Bioplastic Mazzucchelli Cellulose Acetate Frame

- Polarized

- Designed in Collaboration with Lily Kwong

- Handmade in Japan

- Available in Ebony, Ochre Tortoise and Amber Tortoise

- Each pair comes in a designer-stamped leather hard case

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