ABOUT US

OUR STORY: WHAT'S BEHIND THE FRAMES

From the start, we built SHYNE around our values; sustainability and transparency. We want to build a community of changemakers, who can move fashion forward into a sustainable future. Throughout our entire process we are ethically and environmentally responsible with the goal of being entirely carbon neutral. Aside from our environmental goals we want to help support our community. So $5 from every pair of glasses purchased goes directly to a local Ottawa charity.

We're a small team dedicated to changing the way people think about fashion and sustainability. Help us put our planet first. Help us put people first. Be a part of the movement and create a brighter future with us.

OUR PROCESS: WHAT DOES MADE FROM 100% RECYCLED MATERIALS REALLY MEAN? 

 1. Believe it or not, your glasses started as plastic from textile waste and fishing nets.

2. Our partner, Aquafil, collects the old nylon from these materials  and recycles it into new nylon, Econyl. The extraction process to make nylon from scratch is extremely harmful to the environment, so Econyl prevents waste from entering our landfills and helps to reduce pollution.

3. After the textile materials are processed into small Econyl pellets they are sent to our manufacturer: Danor. The pellets are melted and transformed into our beautiful frames.

4. Finally, your glasses arrive here at Shyne. We package them with love and our 100% recyclable packaging. Also included is a handwritten note on seed paper, which when panted will sprout wildflowers for you to enjoy.