Budapest-based Vinylize has created a sharp set of eyewear made from recycled vinyl records. The company uses a laser cutter to craft old records into chic eyewear for ladies and gents, and even the protective cases are made from recycled vinyl.
Vinylize’s handmade specs are perfect for vinyl aficionados and music lovers. The company has been transforming dusty old records into modern designs for almost ten years. They prefer to source older, heavier vinyl from the 1960s and before to make their durable, individually crafted frames. With due respect to the resurgence of vinyl, Vinyilze seeks out records that have been passed over and are headed to the landfill.
Vinylize has perfected their method of fusing old vinyl with cellulose acetate, creating a smooth and comfortable pair of recycled shades. The records’ indented tracks and grooves give the frames texture, pattern, and a sense of history. Each pair of glasses comes with a burrito-style carrying case made from a folded record and sewn with a 7 inch zipper.
Vinylize , which is an off-shoot of Tipton Eyeworks, is also committed to running a green business with a paperless office, and they reuse shipping boxes and shipping materials.