Going Greener at Paradigm Eyewear

  • Our ISCC-certified recycled acetate collection (beginning with 2022 styles and moving forward) features Eastman Acetate Renew flake. Each sustainable acetate frame is composed of more that 25% recycled content* and 40% bio-based content** from renewable resources. Sunglasses also include Eastman Tritan™ Renew sun lenses, made of 50% recycled plastic and 50% virgin Tritan material.
    *Percentages calculated using the mass balance approach.
    **FSC - PEFC chain of custody certification.

  • We use parts and materials from a limited supply chain which reduces the overall number of shipments and in doing so, our carbon footprint. We also purchase carbon offsets through the UPS Carbon Neutral Program.

  • Demand informs our buying patterns and we only make what we forecast to be sold. This helps to ensure we are not contributing to overproduction.

  • Our factory features many green initiatives, utilizing solar energy throughout its facilities and driving electric company cars, complete with charging stations.

  • We partner with a local recycling facility to recycle demo lenses, prototypes, polybags and more.

  • Our Paradigm cases are made with recycled materials.

  • We utilize paper from responsibly managed forests in our printed marketing materials.

  • We’ve partnered for the past three years with the National Forest Foundation on their 50 Million for Our Forests tree planting campaign through donation-based styles. Additionally, we’ve partnered up with Cool Earth for our first year, donating 20% of sales from 'Sid' in Gingko and 'Bodhi' in Royal Palm to aid in their fight against the climate crisis.

    Stay tuned for more progress on our sustainability initiative as we continue to reduce our carbon footprint in the years ahead.