The Complete Guide to Ethical Sunglasses 2020

Make a difference this summer by choosing ethical sunglasses made with recycled or sustainable materials. We've compiled a list of some of our top picks. The best part is that so many of these companies also have a meaningful give back program. Check out the links below to find some great choices for your beach vacation!

One of our favorites? The Rosewood Polarized Sunglasses is our current pick! Each pair of Blue Planet Eyewear is made with recycled and/or natural materials to help eliminate waste and draw from more sustainable sources. Not only that, for every pair sold, they donate a pair of corrective glasses to a person in need!

Sustainable Shades that Make an Impact


Blue Planet Eyewear | affordable eyewear that gives back | start at $45

Grown | sustainable wooden eyewear that gives the gift of sight | start at $169

Johnny Fly Co | acetate frames available for prescription | start at $120

Loch Effects |  ethical wooden glasses from Canada  |  features home try-on

Medicine Werx | alternative wooden eyewear | start at $120

Modo | biobased sunglasses with social responsibility | start at $195

Pala | ethical eyewear that gives back | start at $82

Proof | made with recycled skateboards and also give back | start at $68

Sea2See | eco-friendly made with recycled sea plastic | start at $95

Solo | repurposed wood and bamboo sunglasses that give back | start at $89

Sunski | polarized sunglasses using recycled plastic | start at $48

Swell Vision | affordable bamboo sunglasses that give back | start at $35

Tens | biodegradable frames available for prescription | start at $79

TOMS | B Corp that supports a variety of causes | start at $68

Warby Parker | prescription sunglasses with home try-on | start at $95

WearPanda | bamboo sunglasses and gives back | start at $120

Woodzee | wood + recycled sunglasses made in the US | start at $45


Do you have a favorite ethical eyewear brand? Please share in the comments below.



  • Posted by Carole Penner on

    I recommend Shwood eyewear.

  • Posted by Andrew on

    My Favorite eco friendly sunglass is Kuma Sunglasses. All Kuma Sunglasses are made using components of natural materials like bamboo or wood and Kuma plants a tree for every pair sold for only $35.
    They are based in Vancouver Canada too!
    The website is

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