Zennor Sunglasses

Overview

Our Zennor model is made from 100% recycled polypropylene trawl nets, and paired with polarised polycarbonate lenses, offering complete sustainability, secure fit, lightweight performance and ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection. The wrapped frame is designed with sports adventure in mind.

Recycled frames

Our Italian made Zennor frames contain 0% virgin plastics, 100% recycled polypropylene trawl nets - the most abundant form of net we find on UK beaches. The frames feature a durable integrated hinge, a wrapping frame and temples that grip the back of the head, and an extra-wide field of vision. Our frames are covered by our 'Recycle and Replace' lifetime guarantee - damaged frames components can go back into the plastic recycling loop to create new pairs. Frames come in a dark grey matte, and being 100% recycled, each pair has unique, subtle flecked patterns which allude to their origin.

 

Polarised Impact-Resistant Lenses

Our Zennor model is designed for adventure; tested by sailors, rock climbers, cyclists and paragliders alike. As such, we've paired our Zennor frames with polarised polycarbonate lenses which are 20% thinner, 30% lighter, and 12x more impact resistant than standard lenses. The polarised lenses block 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. Our polycarbonate lenses are treated with a scratch-resistant outer layer as standard.

 

Packaging

Each pair of Zennor sunglasses is provided with a sustainable cork trifolding hard case.

Our product and packaging supply chain is free from single-use plastic - we've audited the full length of our supply chain and you'll receive your new pair in hassle and harm free recycled wood-pulp packaging.

 

Intercepted from oceans, Redesigned for adventure.

$95.18
Lens colour
Zennor-grey
Quantity
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About the brand

Waterhaul is a social enterprise based in Newquay, Cornwall.

They utilise the strongest form of plastic in our oceans to produce exceptionally sustainable, recycled eyewear. Eyewear that meets the technical demands of adventure, ocean-exposure and UV protection, but also act as ‘symbols of change’ for our oceans.  Waterhaul sunglasses frames are guaranteed to last you a lifetime, because they are made from nets that would last decades in the ocean. 

Waterhaul' sunglasses are made in Northern Italy by experienced craftspeople. They work closely with a family run business to implement circular principles and sustainable practice at all stages of the supply chain - including recycling all of their waste / reject material and conducting a single-use plastics audit to eliminate all usage. Their lenses, which are made of glass instead of non-recyclable plastics, are also produced in an Italian facility.

The family ensures the facility is meeting the EU's high environmental and ethical workplace standards. The rest of the assembly takes place in Cornwall with their small team by the sea at their Newquay HQ. The prescription lenses are fulfilled just four miles away by a family run manufacturing opticians, Quincey Eyewear. 

Purchasing Waterhaul products enable them to remove and recycled more plastic from the ocean environment and prevent plastics from ending up in this environment. Recycling plastics is very carbon-efficient, with the recycled polymer having around 15% of the CO2 footprint of virgin polymers. However, despite using best-practice at all stages of the production process, there are inevitable costs associated with process, with the largest being transportation. To address this, we use carbon offset land-based transport methods for every movement of our material to final product.