Zeal Optics Launches Eco-Friendly Metal Sunglass Collection

August 24, 2021

The Metals Collection is a new take on classic aviator sunglass that minimizes environmental impact.

Boulder, Colo.  – Zeal Optics introduces its new Metals Collection, the brand’s eco-friendly take metal sunglasses. From frame to lens to nose pads, the Metals Collection of sunglasses uses planet-friendly materials including recyclable stainless steel, as well as Hexetate, an eco-friendly, recyclable material that is BPA free and lighter than traditional plastics and acetates. It also features the brand’s plant-based Ellume Polarized lenses, and ceramic nose pads engineered from a mixture of clay and earthen materials.

“As we continue to evolve our portfolio of sustainable products, we knew the next step was creating a collection of metal frames with all the benefits of sustainable materials,” said Mike Lewis, director of marketing at Zeal Optics. “We put our Zeal Optics twist on this collection, giving it a sustainable focus in a traditional style we all know and love – the aviator.”

The Metals Collection consist of three lightweight frames Pescadero, Easterly and Shipstern, all weighing approximately 0.8 ounces (MSRP $199).

  • Pescadero – Marked as the flagship style in the Metals Collection, Pescadero is inspired by the ocean’s swell and is the definition of style and functionality. This medium/large-fit frame impresses with its comfort, details and design.
  • Easterly – Round, geometric lenses harken back to classic styles from the 1960s, while its features and construction mark a new day in technology in this small/medium-fit.
  • Shipstern – With commanding views and inspiring style, Shipstern is big on comfort, quality and thoughtful features in a small-fit aviator shape. See Grass frames waste managers, that are focused on finding alternative uses for what was previously considered trash

These styles represent Zeal Optics’ commitment to constantly improving the quality of its products, while reducing its impact on the environment. Zeal Optics’ Metals Collection is now available online at


 Based in Boulder, Colorado, Zeal Optics is a boutique brand focusing on handcrafted quality eyewear built for life outdoors. Dedicated to reducing its footprint, Zeal’s full sunglass line is petroleum-free, designed, and crafted from renewable plant-based materials. Zeal Optics is also known for revolutionizing the goggle market with its patented polarized/photochromic “Automatic+” lens. For more info visit and follow @zealoptics on Instagram and Facebook.

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