Sustainable Prescription Glasses

The popularity of sustainable prescription glasses is on the rise, with an increasing number of our customers embracing eco-friendly eyewear options. This shift towards sustainability is evident in both the materials used for the glasses and the packaging they come in. Arlo Wolf not only use sustainable materials for the frames but also for the packaging and the lens cloth.

Materials Used For Sustainable Prescription Glasses

In the realm of sustainable prescription glasses, manufacturers including Arlo Wolf are increasingly turning to a diverse range of environmentally friendly materials, marking a departure from the conventional reliance on resource-intensive manufacturing processes. The adoption of recycled plastics, bamboo, and reclaimed metals exemplifies this eco-conscious evolution.

Recycled Plastics

The incorporation of recycled plastics in the production of sustainable eyewear significantly reduces the demand for new plastic manufacturing, thereby curbing the environmental strain associated with petroleum-based plastic production. By repurposing existing plastic materials, these glasses contribute to the reduction of plastic waste and underscore the importance of recycling in the eyewear industry.


Bamboo has emerged as a popular and sustainable alternative for crafting eyewear frames. Known for its rapid growth and minimal environmental impact, bamboo is a renewable resource that provides strength and durability to eyeglass frames. Choosing bamboo over traditional materials contributes to the preservation of forests and biodiversity, aligning with the principles of sustainability.

Reclaimed Metals

Utilising reclaimed metals, such as recycled aluminium or stainless steel, further enhances the eco-friendly profile of sustainable prescription glasses. By salvaging and repurposing metals from various sources, manufacturers reduce the need for new mining activities, lowering the environmental footprint associated with metal extraction. This practice aligns with the principles of a circular economy, where resources are conserved through reuse and recycling.

In essence, the shift towards these environmentally conscious materials not only mitigates the environmental impact traditionally associated with eyewear manufacturing but also embraces the principles of a circular economy. Sustainable prescription glasses exemplify a commitment to repurposing existing resources, contributing to waste reduction, and fostering a more responsible and ecologically harmonious approach to eyewear production.

Packaging & Lens Cloth

In keeping with the ethos of sustainability, manufacturers are now opting for eco-conscious packaging materials. Recycled cardboard and biodegradable plastics are becoming commonplace, ensuring that the packaging is not only protective but also environmentally responsible. Moreover, the lens cloth accompanying our ECO glasses is crafted from sustainable fabrics, further minimising the ecological footprint. Our fabrics are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

The Future Outlook

Looking ahead, the future of sustainable eyewear holds promise for further innovation and widespread adoption. Here at Arlo Wolf we are keeping a close eye on the development of sustainable glasses and we will do our bit to move towards a greener Arlo Wolf. We are not just talking about changing our black logo to green but a real push towards a greener future. Advancements in materials science may lead to the development of even more eco-friendly options, pushing the boundaries of sustainability in eyewear. Additionally, as consumer awareness grows, there is likely to be an increased demand for transparency in the manufacturing process, encouraging companies to adhere to higher environmental standards.

In conclusion, the surge in the popularity of sustainable prescription glasses reflects a broader societal shift towards environmentally conscious choices. We see that from the messages our customers are leaving us.

From the materials used in the frames to the packaging and lens cloth, every aspect of the eyewear industry is being reimagined with sustainability in mind. As the movement gains momentum, the future holds the potential for even more sustainable innovations, making eco-friendly eyewear an integral part of the fashion and vision industry.

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