Bamboo for the eyes

Bamboo for the eyes

Recent popularity of bamboo as a sustain-ably sourced fibre, has been overwhelming in the fields of furniture and building products as well as fibre for fashion.

Bamboo has such a high sustainability rating because not only is it the fastest growing plant on earth, it actually releases 35% more oxygen than timber, creating a more intense filter for the carbon emissions in some industrialised nations. The fibre is actually more durable than oak, and uses alot less water to grow than many other plantations used for manufacturing wood products.

Another trend we have recently seen come into the market is bamboo eyewear. Two companies of note that have these cute looking glasses on their agenda are bamboo optics (shown in pic above) and unidot.

They are definately worth checking out for your next pair of specs if you are looking for something a little less polluting than the regular plastic frames we are so used to purchasing and exchanging every 12 months.

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

    Posted at 19:34h, 08 January Reply

    Eco Friendly Bamboo products:

    100% bamboo sunglasses
    Bamboo eyewear
    Bamboo computer mouse
    Bamboo USB

    …and much more

    Enjoy your green shopping!

  • Colin Leslie Eyewear Ltd
    Posted at 12:32h, 01 February Reply
    Ideal for Spring summer 2011

  • Colin Leslie Eyewear Ltd
    Posted at 12:27h, 01 February Reply

    Thank you , leaf Mulcher,
    Please checkout my online stores and retail stores if you want to see the real things ..
    These glasses are now being worn by hollywood celebs..

  • Leaf Mulcher
    Posted at 06:22h, 27 January Reply

    This is definitely one cool eyewear! I really love eco-friendly products! I think this is going to be one of the my favorites! This eyewear is not only eco-friendly, but it’s also trendy! Thanks for sharing this great post! 🙂

  • Colin Leslie Eyewear Ltd
    Posted at 11:58h, 22 January Reply

    Unitdot bamboo Eyewear is available to buy from

    So Ethic, Ethical Fashion Store
    Between Kingsway and Spencer St
    38-44 Rebecca Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    0450 725 511

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