Childe considers the environment by using eco-friendly, sustainable materials and eco-sensitive production processes wherever we can.
We have 2 eyewear collections within our collection that are made from eco-sensitive frame materials.
We use Nylon lenses as opposed to polycarbonate lenses as the Nylon are more durable and scratch resistant.
We don't use glass as we feel that glass tends to shatter or break particularly when using as a lifestyle product, therefore, the Nylon lens is durable and more sustainable.
Our lens supplier is also currently developing a bio-Nylon lens which we hope to bring to market within 18-24 months.
We use triple barrel stainless steel hinges as they are the strongest and most durable quality hinges.
Our CHILDE sunglass packaging is environmentally considered:-
In consideration of the environment, we do not create extra packaging, excess waste or unnecessary plastic for or within our packaging.
Our sunglass socks or pouches are made from recycled plastic bottles.
Our sunglass cardboard boxes can be recycled.
We only print with plant-based inks on the packaging boxes so no petroleum-based inks are used by CHILDE.
Any plastic used in our packaging is compostable.
We have a synthetic foldaway hard case provided with every CHILDE sunglass.
This is a generic hard case that fits every style that we produce so we are not producing multiple cases that need to fit multiple styles.
This was the most considered and sustainable option in providing quality eyeware care.
The Poly Bags we use for our shipping packaging are by Better Packaging Co. This is a Bio-degradable home compostable bag.
We have also produced our first collection of tee shirts which are 100% made in the USA and manufactured from up-cycled post consumer plastic and post industrial cotton.
We are always searching and working with suppliers to find better or more eco-sensitive materials to build our sunglasses and packaging.