Nature has been our playground since 1957 and we are more than ever committed to protecting it.
We are happy to unveil our first sustainable and eco-friendly Vuarnet AIR collection.
The whole Vuarnet team came together to find solutions to reduce our environmental footprint. This was the starting point for further collaboration with experts from the TARA OCEAN Foundation, specialists in studying the impact of microplastics. While we are aware that there is still a long way to go, this is an important first step towards a more responsible approach.
Designed from natural or recycled materials, the AIR collection marks a turning point in Vuarnet's history. Eventually, all of our sports eyewear collections will be developed from these materials.
75% MADE FROM NATURE AND RECYCLED
With the help of the Tara Ocean Foundation, we found a revolutionary new natural material from the castor plant: RILSAN® Clear G820 Rnew® produced in Normandy, France, by Arkema. Castor bean is a low-water consuming plant that grows using sustainable agricultural practicess
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This material retains essential technical properties such as lightness, flexibility, shape memory and resistance over time. Using bio-resourced nylon reduces our dependence on petroleum. All of Vuarnet’s sports eyewear range is developed with bio-nylon.
Additionally, we worked with our supplier to find an eco-responsible acetate. We are now proud to use bio-acetate for our frames: 100% natural and 100% recyclable, based on cotton cellulose or wood fiber.
The mineral glass lenses that equip the classic VUARNET AIR models are produced in France in our own factory near Paris. They offer high definition, clear vision that is superior to plastic lenses.
Our production circuits and supply chains are short: the sand, the main raw material for mineral glass, comes from the rivers of Seine-et-Marne, 25km from Paris.
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Similar to wetsuits, our case and cord are made of neoprene from PET plastic bottles: 70% recycled and recyclable. This material has very interesting characteristics such as flexibility, shape memory, thermal insulation and resistance to wear.
The cleaning cloth is made from 80% recycled polyester from PET plastic bottles.
The box in which the case, leaflet and warranty card are located, is made from 100% recycled fibers and is 100% recyclable. These elements are FSC labeled.
For all of our prints, we use water-based inks to meet the latest environmental standards.