Style April 4, 2023
Waterhaul is no ordinary sunglasses company, they have been working hard to remove the most lethal form of plastic in our oceans, fishing nets, and turning them into stylish and functional sunglasses.
These frames are made from 0% virgin plastics and 100% recycled fishing nets and lines, they are engineered and hand-finished in Italy. The rectangular unisex frame fits a broad range of face shapes and are classed as a medium-medium/large, they have a lens width of 52mm, bridge width of 21mm and arm length of 139mm. They come with a ‘Recycle and Replace’ lifetime guarantee, damaged frames can go back into the plastic recycling loop to create new pairs and Waterhaul will replace and recycle your frames for free, forever. The Fitzroy we received came in an attractive Navy but are also available in a slate grey finish as a nod to the materials origins, they use a reliable, ultra-durable three-barrel hinges, and offer a good amount of flexibility, a snug fit and are comfortable across the nose. They come with Barberini polarised glass lenses, the world’s most premium and sustainable lenses, (known for making opticals for Maui Jim and the like). These glass lenses were chosen for their optical quality, the mineral glass offers the greatest optical clarity with an Abbe value of 59 (vs. 32 for polycarbonate), they are also scratch resistant making them perfect for the beach and provide UVA/UVB 400 protection.
Waterhaul lets you try they shades on before committing with a 30-day free trial at home and the option to exchange or return if they are not for you. These shades have been conscientiously created, even down to the free sustainable cork tri-folding protective case and plastic-free and 100% recyclable packaging. If I was desperate to find something to pick on it’s that there is not an eco-friendly microfibre lens cleaning cloth included, come on Waterhaul we know if anyone can make this happen it is you guys. They have achieved what so many have failed to do, the perfect combination of a truly eco-friendly, functional AND attractive end product, this is £95 you will feel good spending. RRP £95
- 100% recycled fishing net frames
- Barberini polarised glass sustainable lenses
- Saltwater and scratch resistant
- Timeless flattering look
- Zero virgin plastic
- Waterhaul Lifetime Warranty
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Prescription lenses available
- Cork tri-folding protective case