Karun and Bureo Recycled Fishing Net Sunglasses

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When two companies collaborate, the partnership offers a chance for their best qualities to complement each other in order to make a special product they could not have created alone. Bureo is a company passionate about sustainability and eco-conscious manufacturing processes, using recycled fish nets to produce plastic items which range from skateboards to boogie boards.
By encouraging local fishermen in Chile to dispose of their old nets in recycling units, Bureo also helps to reduce the amount of discarded fish nets, which make up around 10% of the pollution in our oceans. Karün is an eyewear manufacturer and its goal is to design high quality products which are inspired by nature and enable the user to be more in tune with the environment. The two brands have joined forces to make three models of sunglasses: Yuco, Newen, and Kayu, all part of the Ocean Collection.

Designed in Chile, the sunglasses are manufactured in Italy using premium Carl Zeiss Polarized lenses. The recycled plastic is scratch resistant and more durable than other types of materials, but if the frames break, you can send them back to the manufacturer for repairs. All three designs have a classic aesthetic and modern accents, with indented fish net details on the frames, reminding the wearer of the material’s origin. Beautiful and stylish, the sunglasses are special in more ways than one. They are made from discarded nets which would have otherwise polluted the ocean, killing marine life, but a percentage of the proceeds will also reach local fishing communities in Chile, creating a cycle of continuous progress.

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