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Coral Eyewear partners with Castore

The companies have collaborated on the release of a new pair of sunglasses made from regenerated nylon and designed for a “performance-based lifestyle”

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Coral Eyewear has formed a new partnership with the luxury sportswear brand, Castore, also releasing a new sunglasses frame. 

Through the collaboration, the companies unveiled the Castore x Coral sunglasses, which are made from Econyl – a regenerated nylon made from waste such as fishing nets and fabrics scraps. 

The frames were designed around a performance-based lifestyle and feature scratch-resistant and UV-protective lenses.

Castore x Coral
The Castore x Coral sunglasses
Commenting on the partnership, George Bailey, co-founder at Coral Eyewear, said: “I’m incredibly proud that a brand with the global presence of Castore has seen the power in our ethos of sustainability.”

The companies suggested the partnership would enable both brands to expand their use of recycled materials.

Castore utilises advanced engineering and technical fabrics to create its sportswear. The brand has made a series of eco-friendly product launches, including Andy Murray’s kit for Wimbledon 2021, developed by AMC in collaboration with The Woolmark Company, which features a world-first sustainable Merino wool.

Coral Eyewear has announced a number of partnerships over the past year, including a collaborative pair of sunglasses created with the UK’s Marine Conservation Society, and a partnership with the electric motorsport series, Extreme E. 

Speaking to OT, Bailey said: “Collaborations and partnerships are what the industry needs to focus on if we’re going to create true environmental change.

“We know that one brand or product is not going to tackle the plastic problem on its own and so we’re proud to have a growing number of partners committing to our ethos of sustainability. Together we can have a real impact.”

 


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