Ethical & Sustainable Sunglasses We’re Lusting After

Kira Simpson

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect sunnies.

In the days BEF (Before Ethical Fashion) I would load up on $10 pairs from Cotton On, wear them for a few months and chuck them out when they became scratched or broken. It was quick, easy and cheap to find a new pair when the need arose.

These days, I’m a little more mindful with my purchases and over the past few years, I have struggled with finding good quality, ethically made sunglasses.

For a long time, the only options on the market have been bamboo and wooden frames. I happen to own a pair of wooden sunglasses, and I do like them, but not for everyday wear.

Fortunately, ethical sunglasses brands have quickly caught on to the fact that while wooden glasses are cute, not everybody wants to wear them.

The thing is, for fashion to be sustainable, it needs to be wanted and beautifully designed.

 

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We buy with our eyes first and for me personally, if I’m going to drop a few hundred of my heard-earned bucks on a pair of sunglasses, I want them to go with almost every outfit I own so I can wear them every day.

It’s taken some searching, but I have found a small collection of gorgeous, ethically made sunglasses you will love. Just in time for summer!

Check out our updated guide with lot’s of new brands below!

Do you have any to add to the list? Share them in the comments below.

Kira Simpson

Kira Simpson is a sustainability activist, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.