Acetate Sunglasses - Eco Friendly & Sustainable Sunglasses

Do you like sustainable fashion? Do you care for the environment and try to avoid plastic? Acetate sunglasses might be just what you need. Cellulose acetate is one of the earliest known plant-based synthetic fibers. It is innovative, durable, and doesn’t harm the environment in any way.

The perfect choice to give your outfit a boost while reducing your carbon footprint, acetate sunglasses are chic and come in an impressive array of unique designs, too. We offer a massive catalog. Take a look at our trendy designs and vibrant colours. Our selection of elegant, vintage, and modern frames has something for everyone. Whether you need sunglasses for everyday use or polarised sunglasses for your next adventure, you’re sure to find the perfect pair right here.

From cat-eye to round frame, all our acetate sunglasses are lightweight and comfortable so that you can wear them all day long. Even better, by buying your acetate sunglasses from MessyWeekend, you’re not just choosing an environmentally friendly plastic alternative, we also donate to 'Origines,’ an ocean cleanup project aimed at reducing plastic pollution.

Your donation will help remove around 4 pounds of plastic from the ocean! Not too shabby being you get to look fabulous in the process, right?

Recycled Sunglasses

What is better than an elegant and chic pair of sunglasses?

Recycled sunglasses.

We are proud to share with you that all our sunglasses are made from recycled and bioplastic materials, including cellulose acetate. What is acetate?

As mentioned, cellulose acetate is a plant-based synthetic fiber. Because of its high transparency and deep gloss, it is used to produce sustainable and eco-friendly sunglasses. The base material comes from plants. It is later processed in a facility using acids to create a powder. The powder is then melted, stretched, and formed into sunglass frames.

Acetate is commonly compared to more conventional plastic or metal. Perhaps the reason for that lies in that it offers the strength of metal, but the affordability and flexibility of plastic—without the environmental downsides of either.

As you are aware, we are going through a global plastic waste catastrophe. Today, nearly 80 percent of all plastic ends up in the ocean or landfills, and if we continue using plastic as we do today, researchers estimate by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean the fish! The consequences of this irresponsibility aren’t fully known.

What we do know is that recycling plastic into other products and opting for biodegradable alternatives like acetate helps to keep plastic out of landfills and waterways. From our research, we’ve discovered that sunglasses are the perfect use for recycled materials.

They only require small pieces for production, and as a result, we can create trendy sunglasses from tiny material scraps. Most of us own more than one pair of sunglasses. They make up a surprisingly large chunk of the fashion accessory market, on top of offering vital eye protection from harmful UV rays.

If you would like to make a positive change, start by purchasing recycled sunglasses. In our collection, you will find glasses of different designs, shapes, and colors. Inspired and motivated, our team is fully dedicated to producing 100% biodegradable and compostable sunglasses.

While the lenses aren’t compostable, our sunglasses are zero waste and include a two-year warranty to ensure you won't have to buy a new pair anytime soon. Should your sunglasses fail you, we'll replace them and recycling your old pair free of charge.

Our goals are pretty simple— we want to protect the planet and have fun in the process. We strive to satisfy all kinds of buyers from all over the world by offering a variety of designs, colours, and lens types. In addition to stylish traditional lenses, we provide polarised lenses and lenses with UV protection (UV and UV400) for those with extra-sensitive eyes.

You can now look good while doing good—reduce your plastic use with recycled acetate sunglasses from MessyWeekend.

Eco-Friendly Sunglasses

With lots of sunny days ahead, it is about time you found yourself a good pair of sunglasses—why not opt for an eco-friendly choice?

As you know by now, we are huge fans of cellulose acetate frames. Each pair in our online store has a unique pattern and natural design. There are several reasons why acetate is more than a trend. It is an innovation that is here to stay and, without a doubt, the best material for producing eco-friendly sunglasses.

The material is lightweight and offers unsurpassed comfort, but the weight factor isn’t the only reason why the world has gone crazy for acetate sunglasses. Durability is another big benefit that makes them suitable for both men and women.

When buying a new pair of glasses, durability and strength are two very important aspects. For some people, sunglasses are a lifeline, and if the frames aren’t strong enough, you won’t be able to use them for long. Luckily, you won’t have this problem with our acetate glasses.

Another advantage of acetate sunglasses is their flexibility. Imagine buying a new pair of sunglasses for your summer holiday. On your first day on the beach, you accidentally sit on them, and they break. What a bummer, right? Not with acetate frames!

Acetate sunglasses are not indestructible, but they are more flexible than other types of sunglasses.

These glasses genuinely are a smart investment. They provide a luxurious and modern look at a relatively lower cost. Most importantly, though, they offer durability and quality. Acetate sunglasses are suitable for a vast range of uses, from driving to hiking unknown mountain tops.

In our book, acetate satisfies all aspects of quality eyewear, and it’s affordable to boot, which makes it a solid material for producing sunglass frames and an eco-friendly alternative to materials linked to large carbon footprints.

Shop our full collection today—protect your eyes and the planet with one purchase! If you need assistance selecting the perfect pair for you, feel free to get in touch with our team. We're always happy to answer any questions you may have.