Product traceability: found ✓

Product: black 3D printed sunglasses. Series 1 to 9.

The Origin Trace feature allow you have a look the story behind your w.r.yuma sunglasses.

Ingredients. What it takes to make your sunglasses.

Frame material: Recycled PET plastic from bottles and food containers. Collected and recycled around Yorkshire, England. 3D printed and assembled by hand in Belgium. Lenses: Made from CR39 (Columbia Research 39 material), produced in Varese, Italy Text inlay inside temples: Polycarbonate, printed in Almelo, Netherlands. Hinges: Made from stainless steel, nickel, produced in Zhejiang, China. Cleaning cloth:  Recycled PET plastic yarn, researching production location. Foldable cork case: Cork from Alentejo, Portugal, assembly in Shenzhen, China. Cardboard shipping box and sleeve: Unbleached FSC certified craft paper, printed and assembled in Guangzhou, China. Product info paper in shipping box: FSC certified, made in Stoneywood, Scotland, printed in Antwerp, Belgium. Sunglasses design, production, assembly and shipping: Antwerp, Belgium

 

Our main production machines. 3D printers: Designed in Ghent, Belgium and Geldermalsen, Netherlands. Made in Belgium and United States. Hinge assembly machine: Designed and assembled in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy. Frame polishing machine: Assembled in Memmelsdorf, Germany.

Where on earth...?

And the journey continues. With you.

A circular economy is not just about recycling. It's about closing loops and reusing materials, time and time again. That is why we want your old w.r.yuma sunglasses back. We recycle the parts and turn the frame again into 3D printing ink for new sunglasses. Everybody wins: we get our precious materials back, you get a thank-you discount in our store and together we keep plastic away from landfill.

Can we recycle all the materials in our sunglasses? Almost, but not quite. We are still working with industry partners to find a suitable way to recycle the coloured CR39 lenses as well as the foldable cork cases, the journey continues!