Plant-based eating is one of the fastest-growing lifestyle and diet movements. According to a 2017 report, “Top Trends in Prepared Foods 2017,” veganism has grown by 600 percent in the U.S. over just three years. But there’s more to plant-based living than just food. Try sunglasses.
Zeal Optics, makers of eyewear for outdoor adventures, uses plant-based materials in all of its sunglass frames and lenses. The main ingredient is a castor-based resin that is heated to create a polyamide and then formed into lightweight and durable frames and lenses. The process is similar to creating nylon; however, most nylons are made with petroleum-based resins.
The sunglasses come in an array of fun, hip and functional styles, with different lens shades for different conditions. And if you lose them in the woods, they will gradually break down and compost. Power to the plants. Check out all of the styles at zealoptics.com.