Alright, let’s face it – we live in a society that is obsessed with stuff. We aren’t content with just any cell phone, we want the latest and greatest one, no matter the condition of our current cell phones. We are vehemently opposed to wearing the same outfit more than once a week – and don’t even get us started on all the other tiny things that we pick up for decoration – be it in our homes, offices, car dashboards … the list goes on and on.
Sure on the surface, stuff is awesome, but when you consider the fact that, inevitably, all that stuff becomes trash one day, it stops being so harmless. Every year, around 11 million tons of clothing waste ends up in landfills, and a volume of 8.8 million tons of plastic trash gets dumped into the oceans annually. To make matters worse, all of this waste poses a serious threat to the world’s animal species, it’s estimated that around 700 million marine species are on the brink of extinction due to plastic waste alone!
With this in mind, there is nothing that we love more than seeing ingenious companies and individuals who are finding creative solutions to our waste problem. Take the UK’s Moesvic, for example. This awesome company is using old denim to make sunglasses!
Mosevic was founded by Jack Spencer and Alex Boswell, two friends who both had a background in designing sustainable products. It took Boswell and Spencer four years to perfect their process to turn denim into sunglass frames, but once it was finalized, they set up a Kickstarter campaign and the company was born!
The sunglasses are made of layers of denim that are held together with their signature resin, creating what they call “solid denim.” They then slice the rigid material with special machinery, stone-wash, and hand finish every single pair in their Cornwall facility. Their glasses are now available for sale through their website and they ultimately hope to work with clothing companies to reclaim all of their leftover fabric.
We are all about products that have the maximum positive value for people while also having a minimal impact on the planet. In the case of Moesvic’s sunglasses, we get just that!
To learn more about Moesvic, check out their website.
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