Acetate has been a front-runner in the eyewear industry for decades. Acetate itself consists of a polymer derived from wood pulp and other natural cotton fibers. Acetate is the preferred material for sunglasses because it is super durable and flexible. It is also hypoallergenic, and the base material comes from renewable sources.
However, there is one big problem with Acetate. It's a chemical called plasticizers, and they are essential when creating and forming Acetate materials. The problem is that the chemical (a petroleum derivative) is derived from crude oil.
Fortunately, innovative biotechnology solutions have been developed that replaces chemical plasticizer with the environmentally friendly material BIO Acetate.
In BIO Acetate, the crude oil-based chemicals have been replaced with a plasticizer derived from citric acid, which is natural and biodegradable. Essentially, it makes the material in BIO Acetate plant-based and better for the environment by minimizing the need for materials from non-renewable sources. Also, BIO Acetate is easier to recycle than regular Acetate.
By all accounts, BIO Acetate is a superior and innovative material of high quality and durability.
All our sunglasses are made with polarized lenses with UV protection. 100% UV400 (UVA + UVB) protection • Category 3 Eastman Tritan ™ copolyester lenses from the USA. Gradient brown lenses that offers a very pleasant light.