Huntsman announces new eyewear range and collaboration with Sea2See
by François van den Abeele on Aug 07, 2018
Created in collaboration with Sea2see, an innovative Spanish organization that is committed to tackling the epidemic of ocean pollution, Huntsman have produced a range of eyewear made solely from 100% recycled ocean plastic. The collection consists of four styles; all of which were designed to suit our client’s lifestyles.
Selected in tones that accommodate all complexions, these sunglasses fit perfectly into both ladies’ and gentlemen’s wardrobes. Looking to the Huntsman archive, clients such as Gregory Peck and Marlene Dietrich -icons of the golden age of cinema- served as a reference point to help curate a collection of frames that are to be worn with the grace and confidence of a Hollywood star.
Based in Barcelona, Sea2see work with Catalonian fishermen across the region to bring in 1000kg of plastic waste every three days; waste consisting of discarded plastic fishing nets and the rubbish that has gathered within them. With approximately 10kg of plastic waste needed to make each pair of sunglasses, Sea2see separates the substances that can used for the glasses, and resourcefully distributed the leftover materials to other companies to create nylon fishing wire and other essential items.
In a similar fashion to carefully selecting the cloth for a bespoke suit, great consideration must go into the search of the perfect pair of sunglasses. Huntsman have worked tirelessly to narrow down this choice for you. Inspired by the likes of Paul Newman and Mr Peck, the range of frames embodies the Huntsman house style; classic yet innovative, comfortable but stylish. Every aspect of the wearing process has been considered; from the spring hinge used for a more customised fit, to the moulded body of the frames to ensure a carefree wearing experience.
Huntsman, contemporary since 1849.