If you see “bio-based material frames” printed on the inner temple of your Ray-Ban, that means the frames are made from one of the sustainable materials below.
A high-quality plastic derived from renewable resources. Ray-Ban bio-based acetate is created by mixing cellulose acetate (a fiber made of cotton or wood pulp) with a new kind of plasticizer and contains at least 65%* biological material. This makes it biodegradable** to help reduce environmental impact.
BIO-BASED NYLON FOR FRAMES
The bio-based nylon for frames is made with a percentage of bio-based content of at least 57%* which represents the amount of raw material coming from renewable sources (caster oil) and replaces the fossil based one.
*Bio-based content is tested with ASTM D6866 by Beta Analytic laboratory
Some of our designs for kids feature rubber elements. We use a bio-based rubber containing at least 28% biological content from renewable sources like corn, making these frames more sustainable, stylish and safe.