Wooden sunglasses, an Eco-Friendly choice
By choosing а wood sunglasses, you are making a conscious step to a more eco-friendly way. Every action you take to replace a plastic product with a natural one helps reduce your environmental impact. When it comes to eyewear, replacing a pair of plastic sunglasses with eco-friendly wooden sunglasses make a difference. A huge impact comes when more and more people make small steps towards a common cause.
Wood is one of the most environmentally friendly materials, especially when it’s sustainably sourced! It is a unique material that comes from trees which helps for climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, as well as reducing new carbon emissions into the air. Trees are the lungs of our planet and we have to take good care of them.
The production and processing of wooden sunglasses require significantly less vitality and energy than regular sunglasses made of steel, plastic, acetate, or any other material, which results to a lower environmental impact. Wood is also easily biodegradable, meaning that once you toss your wooden sunglasses away, they will slowly degrade and will not keep polluting the environment for years and years like the plastic ones. They are also easily recyclable so this means they can be turned into a new pair of glasses and will won't sit polluting the earth for the next thousands of years like plastic.
More so, sustainably sourced wood is a renewable material that comes directly from trees. Contrary to other materials, it can be continually regrown through natural processes, replanting, and proper forestry management. Harvesting trees and replanting new ones promotes a forest’s good health, regrowth cycle, and increase in carbon sinks, which results in many positive effects on the environment.
The reality is that nearly twice as much hardwood grows each year as it is harvested? In fact, in the past 50 years, the volume of hardwood species found in American forests has nearly doubled.
At Woodey, we plant a tree for every product sold, which also allows us to give our share to the environment and contribute to global reforestation. We also take this green approach a step further and make use of eco-friendly packaging and materials like non-toxic glue, bamboo case, and so on for our wooden eyewear.
Wood is naturally durable, meaning that the material doesn't have to go through too much processing to make a pair of wooden sunglasses. In other words, they're all-natural. When plastic or metal sunglasses are made, the production and processing of different chemicals to create the final product can produce harmful substances for the environment.
Wood is a naturally hypoallergenic material, which allows for a healthier alternative rather than the use of other materials that may cause allergic reactions, red skins, irritation, or other health issues. There aren't any harmful chemicals to be found in wooden sunglasses, which means that you aren't at risk of toxic substances. That aspect can be especially beneficial for sunglasses, as it allows for a continuous long day wear without the risk of causing any irritation on the skin or subjective discomfort, contrary to sunglasses made from other materials.
This should be a good enough reason to replace your plastic sunglasses with a nice stylish and fashionable pair of wooden sunglasses. After all, is there a better way to look awesome while helping to save the planet than by wearing a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses?