SHYNE Blog

  • The Story Behind SHYNE

    Our story didn't start with glasses, but rather with plastic waste. Our planet matters and the people on it matter - but how exactly can glasses make a difference? Become a part of the movement, and together, we can create a brighter future.
  • What is circular economy ?

    The word ‘circular economy’ is being used a lot lately, but what exactly does it mean? At SHYNE Eyewear, our entire philosophy of turning plastic i...
  • How to Make More Sustainable Purchasing Decisions

    We’ve discussed the longstanding effects of fast fashion on this blog before. In 2015, the United States generated about 75 pounds of textile waste...
  • How to have an eco friendly holiday season

    We’ve already given you some ideas on how to spruce up your holiday gift giving to make it a little more environmentally conscious in this blog post. But have you considered incorporating some sustainability into this entire holiday season?
  • 6 Ways to be a Sustainable Pet Owner

    If you’re an eco-conscious pet parent and are looking for ways to diminish your furry friend’s ecological paw print, look no further! We’ve compiled some tips below on how you can better integrate sustainability into the life you share with your four-legged friend.
  • Sustainable Gift Ideas

    This holiday season, consider doing Mother Earth a favour and giving a sustainable gift to your loved ones! It’s so easy to get caught up in the huge wave of consumerism at this time of the year, so why not switch things up with eco-friendly buys that’ll double up as a gift to future generations as well?
  • The Biggest Health Crisis You’ve Never Heard of

    As someone who’s worn glasses for most of her life, it’s easy to take these little plastic lenses for granted. But it recently occurred to me through this tweet that if it wasn’t for the development of optometry, natural selection would have come for me a long time ago. According to a study done by CBS, more than 6 in 10 people wear glasses or contact lenses; that’s a majority of 61% of the world’s population. But how much of the world’s population needs glasses and doesn’t have them?
  • 5 Reasons Fast Fashion is Messed Up

    Our closets of today are filled to the brim with countless cheap, trendy clothing items, which we now justify throwing away. From production to disposal, fast fashion has changed the way we think of clothing, becoming an environmentally unfriendly, resource intensive, and socially exploitative industry.
  • How to Start Living a Zero-Waste Life

    The first step to living zero-waste is simple: all you have to do is become conscious and aware of the waste you generate. It’s as easy as that. When you become aware of the little things in your life that generate waste, it becomes so much easier to transition into a zero-waste lifestyle.