The almighty Wayfarer silhouette has been a fixture in the eyewear world since its first appearance in the 1950s, and Ray-Ban is now doing a favor to the world that made its timeless shades so famous. In an effort to achieve a more sustainable future, the American-Italian brand has given sunglasses a bio-based update.
Considering there’s no way to cosmetically alter such an iconic pair of shades (except, ahem, the New Wayfarer), Ray-Ban has managed to do so compositionally. The reinvented sunglasses are made from 67% bio-based materials, including renewable sources like cotton, wood pulp, grains, beets and sugar cane. With sustainability becoming a major talking point in the fashion world, it only makes sense that such an esteemed manufacturer would do its part.
The latest version of the Wayfarer comes in a handful of colorways, including two classic choices (green lenses complemented by Havana or Black frames) and a trio of stylish striped options (red, blue, and gray). Needless to say, any pair you buy is a win-win situation because it’s impossible to go wrong wearing a pair of Wayfarers and helping the planet with just one purchase.
If you’re looking for high-quality sunglasses, you can never go wrong with a pair from Ray-Ban, let alone its more classic option. The heritage brand’s Original Wayfarer Bio-Acetate is available on its online store right now and is priced at $198.