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Glasses' Sustainability: Donating Old Frames and More Eco-Friendly Tips

Glasses' Sustainability: Donating Old Frames and More Eco-Friendly Tips

At Christopher Cloos, we’re committed to minimizing the negative impact on the environment from our manufacturing and worldwide logistics. In this blog, we guide you through how you as a customer can support our initiatives towards making a difference. 

Our pledge to sustainability

The introduction of the biodegradable Cloos x Brady collection represents our first step towards a more responsible future by focusing on the use of premium sustainable materials, without sacrificing the flair for design, aesthetics and craftsmanship that always have been our core characteristics.
By October 2020, 15% of our collection was made from biodegradable and eco-friendly materials, well on our way to make our collection 100 % sustainable by Q1 2021. We have also commissioned our first monthly Sustainability Report to understand our footprint and use it as a benchmark for change.

Donating your old glasses

One of Christopher Cloos' latest initiatives in increasing our commitment to the environment is to offer all customers 20 % off their purchase in exchange for handing in a pair of frames. They can be worn and used, and we will accept them – regardless of the brand. We can recycle the materials in our sustainable manufacturing process, thus expanding the life-cycle of each pair of frames sold worldwide.

If you wish to donate your pair of worn glasses and receive a discount code for a new pair in exchange, please send an inquiry to support@christophercloos.dk and we will advice you further.


Choosing responsibly made glasses

It is often hard to tell directly from a pair of glasses whether they are made from recycled materials. Thus, if you wish to buy a pair of responsibly made glasses, we recommend that you do some research beforehand.

Most sustainable glasses are made from biodegradable acetate, as with the Cloos x Brady Collection, and can be recognized by being labelled "bio acetate" or "recycled acetate". At Christopher Cloos, we have applied the premium Italian M49® acetate which is a 100% eco-friendly, recyclable, and biodegradable Mazzucchelli product.

Click here to read more about the Biodegradable Cloos x Brady Collection.

Caring and maintaining your glasses

We like to think if a pair of glasses as an investment, and by maintaining your glasses for many years, you also indirectly support glasses' sustainability. Here are some of the easiest and best tips for taking care of your glasses.

  • Clean lenses regularly with either a lens spray or a drop of warm water and then dry with a clean, soft cotton cloth, like the one that is included with every Christopher Cloos frame.2

  • Make sure to always keep your frames in a hard-shell case when not wearing them.
  • Always lay glasses down with their lenses facing upward.

  • Use both hands to put glasses on and take them off to avoid the hinges getting bent. If that should happen, check out our guide on how to fix bent glasses easily at home

We hope that this guide will help and encourage you to choose responsibly made glasses in the future. Make sure to discover the biodegradable Cloos x Brady Collection right here. 

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