Naoned’s Innovative Frames Made from Seaweed
Brittany France Eyewear manufacturer Naoned, which is the name for the city of Nantes in its regional language, has launched a collection of four eco-friendly sunglasses, manufactured from brown seaweed.
The first of its kind, the collection was developed in collaboration with Algopak, a French company which specializes in the “blue chemistry” of converting renewable algae into biodegradable plastics made from brown seaweed harvested around Brittany.
Naoned, founded in 2012 by Jean-Philippe Douis, christened the four sunglass models Molenez, Enez Sun, Litiri and Banneg after four islands off the coast of Brittany. The collection is named Dôn, after the Celtic sea goddess, and characterized by rounded shapes and golden metals.
For more examples of nature inspired eye wear, visit our feature article in October Optik.