PACIFIC COLLECTION

December 11, 2018

PACIFIC COLLECTION
MADE WITH RECYCLED OCEAN PLASTICS FROM PATAGONIA.

Thought for wearing every day out in nature and in the city.
They ensure durability, a sober look, combining functionality and design, perfect for your outdoor activities!

Our products are directly contributing to protecting the environment by turning ocean plastics, such as fishing nets and ropes, into positive products and into a source of income for micro-entrepreneurs in Patagonia, so they can scale their sustainable businesses and create economic opportunities that can empower their own communities and protect the natural environment. 

The plastics used in the production of our sunglasses are recycled within the ECONYL®regeneration system… What is the ECONYL®regeneration system?

  1. RESCUE: The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic from landfills and oceans all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
  2. REGENERATE: Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as virgin nylon.
  3. REMAKE: ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into pellets for the production of our sunglasses.
  4. REIMAGINE: The beauty of ECONYL® regenerated nylon is that it has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality.

“We believe circular design is the future and using ECONYL® is our first step on that journey.”


We are proud to be collaborating with ECONYL® brand for the recycling of our raw material. Thanks to this unique knowledge and high-end technology it is possible to regenerate the nylon collected by our local entrepreneurs in Patagonia into the highest quality standards in the market.

We are making products that last a lifetime so that we can help to reduce consumption. Most of our manufacturing is made in Italy with our long-term partners in factories that ensure excellent working conditions for their employees and that are actively working with their own local communities and in the protection of their natural surroundings; the factory is even located just outside a national park!

We have selected official Zeiss lenses to make sure that the most sustainable sunglasses in the market are within the best quality you can find. For a truly remarkable visual experience, Zeiss offers UVA/UVB protection, good for summer and winter.

 

PACIFIC COLLECTION MODELS:

1) Puelo: Named after the “Puelo River” in the valley of Cochamó, which in Mapudungun (the Mapuche language) means "is in the east". Characterized by its turquoise colour and variety of fish, like salmon and trout, making it the perfect destination for fly fishing lovers. Surrounded by native vegetation offering unlimited landscapes in which to enjoy nature.

 

 

2) The Tagua-Tagua: named after the “Tagua Tagua park”, a great example of how to promote conservation and protection of pristine ecosystems of southern Chile, through eco-tourism development, generating information and knowledge about Chilean ecosystems with high conservation value.
Tagua-Tagua Park is located in a portion of the Patagonian Andes where the forest, water and mountains interact as part of an endless cycle of life. Its geographical features have allowed this valley to remain untouched over the years, where natural barriers such as the lower Tagua-Tagua Lake and the granite peaks, have protected this beautiful place of human intervention.

 



3) Ralún: Ralún, which means “valley” in Mapudungun, is a small town located in the Reloncaví Estuary. During the 1600s, this town was used to connect the island of Chiloé with the continent. Surrounded by green landscapes and extravagant places where you can explore the deepest of the Andes mountain range.

 



4) CochamóNamed after the Cochamó Valley, which means “confluence” in Mapudungun. This valley, also known as the “Yosemite of Chile” - nestled between mountains, fjords and sea, is a true natural paradise. This U-shaped valley, lined with 1000-meter granite walls and peaks, was originally carved by glacier millions of years ago.



5) Reloncaví: The Reloncaví Estuary is a fjord located in the south of Chile right where Patagonia begins. Its name comes from the Mapuche language, which means “union of valleys”. 
This is where everything ends… The Puelo River empties into this estuary, which comes from the Tagua Tagua lake, passing through Ralún in the Valley of Cochamo. And, this is where everything begins, as our material is collected along this Estuary, which is later transformed into high-quality products, by giving plastics a second life.









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