Sustainable Solutions

At Black Shades, we're all about being environmentally conscious and doing our part to make a difference.

We know there are challenges ahead, but we believe in taking action. By choosing our sustainable products and adopting eco-friendly practices, you contribute to a better future.

Join us on our journey towards sustainability and let's make a positive impact together, dawg!

Our Frames

Castor Bean Molding Injection

Our frames offer outstanding performance while minimizing environmental impact. Made with Rilsan Clear G850 Rnew, they consist of bio-based materials derived from processed castor beans. This natural polymer provides both strength and lightweight properties, ensuring long-lasting comfort and durability. Embrace sustainability without compromising on quality.

Recycled Aluminum Alloy 2024

Crafted from aerospace-grade alloy, our frames offer exceptional strength, lightness, and resistance to marine atmosphere and salt water corrosion. With aluminum being highly recyclable, nearly 75% of all aluminum produced is still in use today, contributing to energy and resource conservation.

Handmade Cellulose Acetate

These frames are not only biodegradable within 115 days in industrial composting conditions and three years in natural environments, but also non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and safe for your skin. Enjoy the perfect balance of strength, flexibility, and eco-friendliness with frames that offer both durability and sustainability.

Rock Our Accessories

Made from Recycled Materials for a Kickass Sustainable Vibe.

Our lens cleaning cloths, cases, and hard clamshell cases are meticulously crafted using RPET (Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate) derived from recycled plastic bottles.

Our sunglasses straps and koozies are made from recycled wetsuit materials, offering both durability and style.

Our packaging materials are crafted from upcycled kraft and corrugated cardboard, minimizing waste and conserving valuable resources


Upcycle Old Frames

At Black Shades, we believe in closing the loop on sustainability. When you're ready to retire your frames, simply send them back to us. We'll upcycle them into new sunglasses, ensuring that our products and materials remain in use for as long as possible.