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the szade arena features a slick trapezoidal shape in signature colour stormy tortoise.
designed by us ; inspired by you.
we imagine, design, prototype and test our frames from our studio in melbourne, australia.
so you know our sunglasses are made from recycled sunglasses, but how, where and why do we do what we do?
how we do it ; we save tonnes of over run, out of use, faulty and wasted frames in china that were destined for landfill. we optimise for the most carbon conservative strategy by collecting these sunglasses close to the source and taking them to our facility where they enter our unique recycling process. the frames are broken down and processed into their raw materials and are then ready to become a pair of szades.
why plastic ; plastic is the problem in the eyewear industry. period. not acetate, not metal frames, not wood... plastic. we don't use bio materials or anything plant based since we don't want harvest the earth's precious natural resources. instead we choose to utilise what's already there, and save it from ending up in landfill for millions of years. recycle your szades and break the cycle with us.
why china ; this is where the root of the problem is. if you want to break the cycle and make a difference, you have to find the source of the problem and start there.
why we're for real ; our factory has been GRS certified. this means the recycling process and material supply chain of your szades have been audited by the Global Recycling Standard, an independent body that is the world standard for recycled materials.
what about the lenses ; our lenses are not recycled, but are crafted of the highest quality tested and rated polycarbonate for the ultimate clarity, structual integrity, robustness and protection. this is of the utmost importance to provide above all, the clearest and safest possible shatter proof protection for your eyes to meet the highest international standards. your safety comes first.
our unique recycled sunglasses aren't just a capsule collection or something that comes with a *limited edition* sticker ; this process is in our szade dna.
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returns + exchanges
something not quite right? we got you.
at szade we offer free and easy exchanges on all aus orders and refunds on all orders.
as long as your szades are unworn and in their original condition and packaging, our team can organise an exchange to help you find your perfect pair. if you choose a refund, our awesome customer service crew will take care of you and walk you through our super easy returns process.
we've got you covered ;
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material ; recycled polycarbonate.
specs ; eye size 51mm, bridge width 22mm, temple length 145mm.
fit ; regular.
material ; rated polycarbonate.
specs ; solid ink category 3 lens.
protection ; UV 400. UAV/UVB blocking. high reduction of sun glare.
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