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
"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
- 100% Bioplastic Mazzucchelli Cellulose Acetate Frame
- 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