Szade Sustainable and eco-responsible sunglasses

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Szade the sustainable and eco-responsible sunglasses brand

szade has been part of the cityswitch en energy efficiency program since 2017. szade is committed to this initiative and will continue to strive to find better, cleaner and more sustainable sources of energy to power our business.

Szade takes a holistic approach to sustainability, ensuring that even the most mundane aspects of business are conducted ethically to preserve the planet's resources.

This includes:
Minimizing the use of paper and cardboard through practices such as controlled printing and an active policy of fully reusing cardboard boxes in our warehouses.

Reusing materials wherever possible - this is fully in line with our unique recycling process and our brand philosophy of minimizing material consumption and waste.
Recycling 90% of waste to minimize landfill - including composting organic matter for our friends in our on-site earthworm farm!

We have continued our efforts to improve energy efficiency, notably by introducing divers automated lighting, heating and cooling systems in our premises, as well as efficient lighting fixtures.
Responsible recycled paper fromorigine is used in all offices.

SzadeShop Sustainable & Ethical Sunglasses

Throughout the szade experience and the lifecycle of our sunglasses, we have made every effort to ensure that plastic has been replaced by paper and cardboard, all of which are 100% recycled and sustainably sourced.

We like to conserve materials and reuse them, which is why even our retail accessories, such as branded blocks and nose holders, are all created from recycled aluminum offcuts, which are the odd parts out jet... can you imagine!

our szade sunglass cases are made to last. we decided that quality and longevity were the most important attributes of our protective cases. they're designed to last and be reused again and again.... no matter what you decide to put in it! there's an online removal option to minimize the use of materials, and we encourage you to reuse your case for your next pair of szades, and the one after that too!

As we continually research and develop better ways to create sustainable fashion, we also strive to optimize our business for the future and build a resilient, progressive, sustainable and ethical brand.

Szade The Recycling Process

our unique recycling process isn't just a capsule collection or something that comes with a *limited edition* sticker; it's part of the dna of szade. every sunglass is designed and created with this process at its heart. we continue to research and develop better, cleaner, more efficient and sustainable methods of creation as technology advances.

Discarded, broken, defective and obsolete sunglasses destined for landfill are collected.

The szade team then breaks the collected sunglasses into thousands of small pieces.

These small pieces are then fed into our "rejuvenation machine szade", where they are polished and transformed into pea-sized pellets.

The pellets are colored and heated in our szade molds, and begin to resemble a brand-new pair of recycled sunglasses.

our team szade then lovingly hand-assembles and polishes our sunglasses one by one; no robots here!

your szades sunglasses are then packed in their cases and ready for port.

our frames are 100% recyclable, which means that together we can reduce our material waste to almost zero. simply remove the lenses and place your szade frame in any domestic or commercial recycling unit.