Every year, it is obvious that people are more and more eager for a green life. And this is reflected in the products that people choose to spend their money on.
It's no wonder, then, that product developers are getting more and more creative in finding ways to bring sustainable yet practical products to market.
And this definitely includes the world's first glasses made from coffee ...
Marketed under the brand name ‘Ochis Coffee’, these high-quality, durable, organic glasses not only look good, but also emit a delicious coffee aroma. (Perfect for addicts like me!)
The matte frame is pleasant to the touch, and features a light, flexible arch and adjustable temples. This makes it possible for anyone to quickly and easily adjust the frames without the help of any special equipment.
The frames are also lighter than standard plastic frames and can be effortlessly cleaned with just a damp cloth.
Max Gavrilenko, the founder of Ukraine-based Ochis Coffee, told us:
“My father owned an optical shop and workshop, where I studied glasses since early childhood. During this time, I saw a lot of glasses and came up with the idea of creating eco-friendly, comfortable and universal frames that users can easily adjust to suit themselves.
“However, I have only recently developed the eco-friendly material made from coffee and linen. This is the material from which all Ochis coffee frames are now made ”.
Speaking to Max, it is clear that one of his main drivers behind vegan coffee sunglasses is his strong desire to move eyewear production away from oil tanker plastic. And it has certainly managed to do this with its innovative coffee frames.
Actually, Max uses coffee grounds and flax flour as the recyclable components of his frames. And this allows the frames to completely break down after 10 years in soil or water (100 times faster than plastic frames). So whether you bury the frames in your garden, or if you lose them while walking in nature, the frames will easily become a natural fertilizer for new plants.
The first coffee frames to go into production will be equipped with stylish Carl Zeiss lenses, with a choice of four colors. But Max tells us that it is possible to install any type of prescription lenses if necessary.
Pricing for the frames starts at $ 69, and a Kickstarter campaign will launch in October with a funding goal of $ 10,000.
Do you want to know more about these unique sunglasses? Then head over to the Ochis Coffee website.
By Craig J Todd
Original article (in English)