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VINYL RECORDS

Vinylize’s line of recycled-LP eyewear is still handcrafted in Budapest, where the first pair was constructed from salvaged Communist vinyl more than 10 years ago. Thick, rugged, and patterned in distinctive grooves, each limited-edition frame embodies the “quality and style of the music they are made from,” according to the company.

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DENIM

Putting a new spin on a rugged workwear staple, Mosevic uses resin-infused layers of recovered denim to make its “Solid Denim” line of frames.

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HEMP

Eyeglasses made from cannabis? No, you can’t smoke them, but Hemp Eyewear’s proprietary blend of hemp and flax fibers does make for a strong yet lightweight pair of sunnies.

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SKATEBOARDS

Battered and broken skateboards find new life as off-the-hook sunglasses, courtesy of Eqo Optics in Colorado. Send it your old deck for a permanent memento of every spin, flip, grind, and slide, or choose from a range of donor boards from skate shops across the country.

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LIQUID WOOD

Gucci’s “Liquid Wood” line of eyewear combines wood fibers from sustainably managed forests, lignin from the paper-manufacturing process, and natural wax. The material is also biodegradable, which is more than you can say for petroleum-based plastic.

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COTTON

Zeal Optics calls its “Ace” silhouette the greenest eyewear ever developed. Made from 100 percent American-grown cotton, and outfitted with patent-pending plant-based lenses, the sunglasses are biodegradable at the end of their lives.

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