With another week gone by, we take a look at another week of exciting news in the Eye-wear world. One of our favourite stories to emerge this week is the revelation that plastic from ocean pollution is being used by Spanish company, Sea2see to make designer sunglasses. We saw the Barbadian queen Rihanna wearing some of the most fabulous Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses recently, and American TV Star Meghan Markle was seen with boyfriend Prince harry wearing some lovely keyhole sunglasses that have got a lot of people talking. The Australian national football team the Socceroos were spotted wearing some pretty hi-tech eyewear pieces on their flight back to Australia from Honduras, and we have more news surrounding the Augmented Reality eyewear concept rumours.
How Ocean Pollution is being made into Sunglasses
This is one of those stories that help you restore a bit of faith in to the world. Spanish design company and new concept business are beginning to send fishing trawlers out into the sea off the coast of Catalonia. However, their missing is not fishing this time but more revolves around saving them, along with the rest of the damaged ocean ecosystem. The trawlers aim to collect nets full of the plastic that has gathered and is polluting the ocean, along with their usual hawl. The project aims to reduce some of the damage that human waste is doing to the environment, by cleaning it up and using the plastic as a raw material to make sunglasses. If more companies started to think like this, we could start to really combat the estimated 8 million tonnes of waste thrown in to the sea each year across the globe.
Rihanna wears some Amazing D&G Sunglasses
Rihanna recently shared a selfie of herself via Instagram donning some bright red lips, a white top and some absolutely incredible sunglasses from next years’ collection of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. The frames are an extreme oversize style, and feature enormous letters of D & G with crystals emblazoned all over them. It’s safe to say they will certainly be a style to look out for next year, and we can’t wait to show you the rest of the Dolce & Gabbana collection.
The Socceroos go Hi-Tech
The Australian national football team, The Socceroos were seen lately on a flight home from Honduras wearing some glasses that looked straight out of a sci-fi film. The glasses were infact ‘Anti-Fatigue’ glasses that aimed to eliminate the effects of jet-lag on the players, and keep them fresh for their next match. It is an interesting concept and certainly a ground-breaking invention if they prove to work.