It’s our opinion that any company operating today should have a net positive impact on the planet. We want to be a good example of combining economic success with creating benefits for all.
8% of our profits are committed to support the Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS), of which our founder is an active board member. We consider the preservation of this incredibly important ecosystem crucial for all of our survival. For every pair of LVBs sold, we plant a tree in the Amazon rainforest and nurture the ecosystem around it.
Recycled packaging is a must for us and we refuse to use plastic or oil-based products and are working on making our cases from recycled fishnets by the end of 2020. We also offer a recycling service for our glasses with a 15% credit added towards a new pair.
Instead of working with modern mass production in Asia, we decided to focus on rediscovering Europe's leading artisanal producers: our factory and most suppliers are based in the same region of Italy. We prefer to work with smaller, high quality partners that can create truly outstanding products. Thereby we help preserving rare skills and a traditional, low impact, way of work and life.