Drift eyewear

Drift eyewear

About the company

“DRIFT Eyewear® is a company founded on quality, craftsmanship, and a desire to push the eyewear industry to a new level through technological innovation and ecological consciousness”.

My summary

The following information all comes from the company itself, so is not independently verified. I don’t therefore feel I can give a category. However, on the basis of the materials put out by the company, at the very least they are working to reduce their use of non renewable resources while using renewable resources (ie wood) in a product which is traditionally largely made from petrochemical derived materials.


– not graded

Sustainability criteria:

  • reporting framework: how does the company benchmark what it does/ reports? Does it use one of the international accredited systems

no information

  • information on resources used – recycled materials, use of renewable materials, etc

From the company:

“All of the materials used to craft our products are carefully chosen with the environment in mind. Our wood materials are carefully selected from fair-source suppliers who share the DRIFT mentality toward ecology. When you wear DRIFT you are supporting your environment by supporting the businesses that help keep our air clean, our water clear, and our forests healthy.

The fronts are made of the highest quality cellulose acetate (CA). CA is a derivative of the wood pulping process and is a non-petroleum based plastic.

We use a VOC and formaldehyde free epoxy.

Our coating is water based and VOC free.

The travel pouch is constructed of 100% Organic Linen and 100% Organic Cotton.

Our marketing materials are printed on 100% recycled paper with water based inks.

  • energy consumption & carbon dioxide emissions
  • distance travelled

These are produced in the USA

  • waste generated
  • water consumption
  • working conditions

No information, although unlike most eye glasses, these are made in the USA.

  • other environmental claims or benefits

“We share a portion of our profits supporting local agents for change. We are a proud member of 1% for the planet where we donate 1% of profits every year to U.S. based companies to help improve our planet”.

(I’m not entirely sure why they would be giving money to ‘companies’ but certainly the 1% for the planet program supports some great environmental causes).

  • details on who stocks the item/ where to find it/ where to get further information

These are available in Australia from

Patagonia Surf

116 Surfcoast Hwy

Torquay, Australia 3228

(035) 261-4420



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