Sustainable Eyewear

8 April 2016 - // Opinions

Karün is an eyewear company creating high quality sunglasses made with recycled fishing nets preventing a harmful form of ocean plastics.

Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest problems in the world and fishing nets represent about 10% of that plastic! Karün and the Californian company Bureo worked together to turn used fishing nets into cool sun glasses of the highest qualities. The Ocean Collection frames are made 100% from recycled fishing nets, sourced in small fishing communities of Chile, and made in one of the best factories in Italy. Proceeds from the Ocean Collection help fund education programs for those Chilean communities most affected by ocean waste.

Karün means “we are nature” in Mapundungun, the language of the indigenous Mapuche people. With our sun glasses, we want to change the way people see the world and remind them that we are part, and not the owners, of nature –

The company is based in Chile and created by people sharing values about a way of life in harmony with the planet. Karün focus on creating the highest quality eyewear based on beauty and respect for nature and its inhabitants, with an absolute minimum impact on the environment while building deep connections with local communities natural and noble materials. Karün sources raw materials from the Pacific coast, the desert and the deep native forests of Patagonia.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not (necessarily) reflect REVOLVE's editorial stance.

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