What The Heck Are They? The Scoop
An Eco Friendly reading and sunglass company. Blue Planet Eco Eyewear offers stylish, adult reading and sunglasses, and kids reading glasses. These are all made from bamboo and other recycled materials. For every pair purchased, a pair of corrective glasses is donated to a person in need.
What They Say
Products designed to tackle the world’s most challenging problems
Sunglasses and readers have undoubtedly become more of a fashion statement for the style conscious, but they are undeniably a necessity when it comes to seeing more clearly and protecting eyes from the sun, as well as the elements. Unfortunately, most are manufactured with materials such as plastic, metal and paint that leave behind large deposits of waste—often toxic—which contribute to a growing global crisis. According to the website, The World Counts, every year a colossal 2.12 billion tons of waste is dumped in landfills and the world’s oceans. If put on trucks, this waste would wrap around the world 24 times. Though statistics like this are alarming, they are also becoming more transparent as a new generation of companies like Blue Planet Eyewear emerge to tackle some of the planet’s most challenging problems. Building a thriving business around a mission to relieve the burden of waste, as well as help those who are visually impaired, Blue Planet Eyewear pushes the boundaries of change with fun and affordable products that have more than one purpose.
With a catalog of over 100 attractive styles in dozens of vivid color combinations, Blue Planet Eyewear has created eco-friendly eyewear that is designed locally and grounded in core values that reflect a new era of responsible consumerism:
Blue Planet Eyewear’s Eco-processed Polarized collection is repurposed with reclaimed plastics and metals, with standard polarized lenses that provide 100 percent ultra-violet A (UVA) and ultra-violet B (UVB) protection. Offering reflective or anti-reflective lens coatings, all styles are packaged in Blue Planet’s signature drawstring case.
Ease of Use, Packaging?
If you are not sure what shape of sunglass or reader to buy, they have a face shape guide to help you pick your best readers and shades.
All glasses come in a simple recycled material cardboard box. And with each pair you purchase, you will receive a cute sustainable case with positive messaging.
They are a sustainable brand.
Are They Affordable?
These are very affordable. Readers start at 40.00 USD and Sunglasses range from 55.00 to 65.00
For kids spending more time on their computers they have blue light filter reading glasses for just 20.00 that are completely adorable. The best part? Purchasing these also give back.
They offer a military discount of twenty five percent and after my purchase I received a few emails. One thanking me for my purchase and telling me how, through my purchase, they are giving back. And the second follow up email was for a twenty percent discount on my next order and the order my referred friend makes!
Would I Purchase Them?
Absolutely. I purchased the India Polarize for 50.00 USD. Here
Would I Recommend Them?
Yes, I wholeheartedly recommend them.
I ordered my India shades about a week ago. They are lightweight, stylish and perfectly polarized for sunny days.
And I was pleased with the packaging and inspirational messages on my sunglass case. As we finish plastic free july this month, it was nice to know that my sunglass purchase was not an additional contribution to our landfill and that my purchase was already giving back through their visualize change program
This almost brought me to tears. Not only do they give back through volunteering, partnerships with SEE International, Direct Relief and The Best Day Foundation and others. Watch their random act of kindness video here to get inspired to do good.