a sustainable business
Our eco friendly CREDENTIALS
We like to do our bit to keep this planet green as a sustainable business. Re-purposing and sustainability is at the heart of what we do. It’s an ongoing work in progress, but we’re a small business so we can move quickly when we discover new greener solutions. We reuse and repurpose as much as we can, to be as sustainable as possible.
When you shop vintage you’re not using up new resources - these items are already in existence and we’ve already consumed energy producing them. Eyewear can often be found languishing in drawers, when it could be repurposed for a second life. It’s a far more sustainable and eco friendly option.
Vintage frames were made to last.
We’re committed to the environment by not only saving frames from landfill, but also by giving back helping to repopulate trees and bring communities back to nature through our work with Trees for Cities. Every pair we sell plants a tree.
repair, reuse and refurbish
To help our customers turn away from fast fashion and support the slow fashion movement we offer a reglazing and refurbishing service.
Peep Polish - our glasses and sunglasses restoration service - from oiling to polishing, this service removes scratches, general wear and restores lustre to give glasses a new lease of life.
Reglaze My Glasses - if your prescription has changed or you’ve scratched your lenses and still love your current eyewear. Don't throw them away, reuse your frames and reglaze your glasses with new lenses.
Eco Friendly Packaging
Our packaging boxes are made from FSC certified recycled and recyclable card and we’ve switched to recyclable paper tape and tetra recycled plastic tape where necessary.
Packaging void fillers. We will always reuse any returned boxes, but if they’re unusable as postage boxes, we’ll shred them and use the shredded board as void fill to keep your eyewear perfectly preserved. This can just be recycled as normal cardboard. If you find any bubble wrap in our parcels, we are reusing this from our suppliers who are not quite there yet with eco friendly packaging and hope you will reuse it too.
Our business cards are made from 100% post consumer reclaimed material FSC certified card with vegetable dye ink.
Our Patti stickers - we’ve switched to uncoated natural adhesive stickers that are totally recyclable.
Cloths + Cases
Our glasses cleaning cloths are made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles.
Our cases aren’t single use as people tend to hang on to and reuse glasses cases, however we are working on a more eco friendly option... watch this space.
Going green in the studio
We use a green renewable energy supplier, LED light bulbs and the studio itself was built from salvaged windows, doors and thrifted vintage furniture – we hope to install solar panels in the near future.
We use only thrifted vintage clothing and props for our styling and shoots.
Multiple recycling bins are used in the studio to separate out our waste that we cannot reuse.
every pair plants a tree
To balance our impact on the environment we’ve teamed up with Trees for Cities the tree planting charity, to plant a tree for every pair of ethical glasses or sunglasses sold.
Trees are vital to our ecosystem and remove tonnes of air pollution, including carbon dioxide, dust and other gaseous toxins.
From urban forests to the creation of edible playgrounds, Trees for Cities strengthen communities by creating green spaces through volunteering opportunities.
If you have any ideas on how we could go greener we’d love to hear them!