Costa Launches “Untangled Collection”

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Sunglasses Made from Recycled Fishing Nets

The limited-edition collection is in partnership with Bureo and supports the prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean

In keeping with its commitment to protect the world’s oceans and waterways, today Costa launched a new limited edition of four sunglass styles, the frames made by recycling an otherwise harmful source of ocean pollution: discarded fishing nets. The “Untangled Collection” is made by joining forces with Bureo, a company working together with fishing communities to recycle discarded fishing nets into all kinds of quality products, and now transforming nylon pellets recycled from fishing nets into a collection of Costa’s premium sunglasses.

Available in late May, this collection will incorporate responsible materials, ‘designed with a complete end of life solution’. Customers will be able to ship in their sunglasses via PLUSFoam (which provided recyclable rubber for the nosepads and temple tips of the collection) to be recycled at the end of the product’s life. Additionally, the new collection includes several features to reduce possible waste from the packaging of the frames. All frame styles in the 2018 Limited Edition Untangled Collection will be offered exclusively with Costa’s premium polarized glass lenses, a case made from recycled water bottles and upcycled garments, 100% recycled paper packaging, and the product will not include any plastic lens stickers in an effort to make this collection as environmentally responsible as possible. All styles will be Rx-able in Trivex and glass.

“We have always looked to be as sustainable as possible in our operations at Costa, including our ongoing Kick Plastic initiative that encourages our communities to reduce their consumption of single-use plastic. We also know discarded fishing nets are a huge problem in our oceans, with an estimated 640,000 tons of netting being tossed into the sea a year,” said Holly Rush, CEO, Costa. “By partnering with Bureo, who is helping us turn discarded nets into premium frames combined with our superior lens technology, we have an innovative and unique opportunity to directly protect our watery world through our product itself.”

The Collection

The Baffin is an extra-large fit frame with a classic square lens shape that includes textured detailing on the outer temples and interior rubber temple grips. Lens and rubber temple grip accent colors for the Baffin include gray, copper or green mirror lenses all with black rubber temple grips, and a blue mirror lens with sky blue rubber temple grips.

Costa Baffin

A large fit frame, the Pescador offers a squared wayfarer shape for a classic sunglass look, with textured detailing on the lower lens rim, outer temples and interior rubber temple grips. Additionally, this frame comes with an optional side shield stainless steel and canvas attachment that can be purchased with the frame or separately (both styles featuring exclusive colorways). Lens and rubber temple grip accent colors for the Pescador without the side shield included are gray, copper or green mirror lenses all with black rubber temple grips, and a blue mirror lens with sky blue rubber temple grips. The Pescador with side shields included is offered in a copper silver mirror lens with black rubber temple grips, and a blue mirror lens with sky blue rubber temple grips.

Costa Pescador

The medium fit Caldera features a cat-eye wayfarer shape and, like the Pescador and Baffin, offers textured detailing on the outer temples and interior rubber temple grips. Lens and rubber temple grip accent colors for this frame include copper or copper silver mirror lenses with black rubber temple grips, and gray or blue mirror lenses with sky blue rubber temple grips.

Costa Caldera

The smaller fit Victoria offers a feminine, rounded cat-eye with textured detailing on the lower lens rim, exterior temples and interior rubber temple grips. Lens and rubber temple grip accent colors for this frame include copper or copper silver mirror lenses with black rubber temple grips, and gray or blue mirror lenses with sky blue rubber temple grips.

Costa Victoria 

For more information, contact 1-800-447-3700 or visit the company’s website at costadelmar.com

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