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MINI RODINI

From fishing nets floating our ocean to sunglasses, protecting the eyes and the ocean.

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Round 70’s inspired sunglasses made from 100% recycled fishing nets. The recycled fishing nets come from Spain (approximately 15 grams recycled fishing net/frame). Old and abandoned fishing nets (ghost nets) are collected and cleaned to then be fully recyclable via molecular recycling. With this recycled material, the sunglasses can be recycled all over again without ever losing their quality.

This product is part of the process that helps clean up the world’s oceans. Each year, 600 000 metric tons of fishing nets end up in the world’s oceans, trapping dolphins, seals, and smaller fish. These abandoned nets drift with the strong currents and scrape the bottom surface, destroying the coral reefs that are essential to the survival and health of both the world’s oceans and human beings.

What happens when two brands have the same vision on sustainability?

A co-creation happens. Mini Rodini is born and raised with the vision to make clothes that children love to wear, without compromising with environmental or social aspects of the production. Yuma Labs has the same vision on sustainability and wants to make fashionable eyewear, without costing the planet.

These two visions combined resulted in a wonderful collaboration. Together we created these ecological and unique sunglasses made out of 100% fishing nets for their new spring collection of 2022.

Design & materials

Sunglasses

The frames of the sunglasses are made from 100% recycled fishing nets from Spain (approximately 15 grams recycled fishing net per frame). Old and abandoned fishing nets (ghost nets) are collected, cleaned, and fully recyclable via molecular recycling. This recycled material allows the sunglasses to be recycled over and over again without ever losing their quality.

The lens is made from polycarbonate with an anti-scratch coating. This is virgin material, but it is recyclable. It cannot be used to make sunglasses lenses again, but it can be used for other products. The lenses provide 100% UVA/UVB protection.

The sunglasses feature a Mini Rodini logo and Panda print on the frame. They are recommended for ages 5-10 years old, with a frame width of 13.2 cm and temple length of 12.3 cm.

Packaging

The sunglasses includes a case, that is made from FSC certified paper, and a cleaning cloth made from recycled PET plastic.

Production

The sunglasses are made in one of the most outstanding and experienced eyewear factory, located in the South-Eastern part of China. They are always thinking about innovation and love to work with sustainable materials.

The factory takes care of the land and the planet, and they are constantly working on reducing the CO2 impact with green production processes like solar energy power and waste water treatment stations. Next to that they have all the certifications they need to produce sunglasses from recycled materials.

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