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A UK-based company repurposes discarded denim as a building material for eyewear

A retail company in the UK Mosevic is straying away from traditional eyewear and creating sunglasses made from recycled denim. The company stands by a belief that its sunglasses are made up of something stronger than plastic. To design the glasses, layers of denim are pressed into molds, binding the material into place.  One pair of sunglasses goes through a two-week process.

Co-founder and main designer Jack Spencer told PSFK, “I have always had a passion for eyewear. I wanted to design a range of innovative eyewear and decided that a good way of doing this would be to play with the materials. I come from a background in sustainable product design and have some experience with composite materials. I’m not sure how it happened, but one day I started playing around with denim and resin and saw the potential that this material held.”

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