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Sustainability at Roshambo: Doing our part to save the planet

What’s better than a great looking pair of sunglasses? Two words: recycled sunglasses.

Roshambo is proud to be working towards manufacturing 100% of our frames out of recycled materials. Did you know that in 2021 over 30,000 pairs of Roshambo frames were made with recycled material? That's over 750 pounds of waste reused to make our flexible frames! By recycling unused material into our frames, it helps to keep it out of our oceans and landfills. And it turns out that sunglasses are an ideal use for recycled materials, as they require only small pieces.

The process is pretty amazing and is a testament to our Italian manufacturers' mission to create a circular economy! The factory is able to separate the scraps made after molding our frames, and then chip them into pellets that can again be melted down and made into new flexible frames. So even though you may not see it, the rainbow of Roshambo frames is in every pair!

And in honor of Earth Day we are thankful that we can make a difference, one frame at a time.

Free Lens Replacements

Another way we help keep sunglasses out of the landfill is by offering free replacement lenses! If your Roshambo lenses scratch, you can head to the website to pick up a replacement set of lenses in either our wayfarer or round shape (so make sure you double check your style!).

Rather than throwing away a perfectly good pair of shades, you can give your frames a refresh with a new set of polarized lenses or mirrored replacement lenses for a pop! Also pretty awesome when passing down a pair to little brother or sister.

Use code "oneeyedwilly" at checkout to get polarized (gray) replacement lenses for free, and $5 off mirrored polarized lenses (colors). All you pay for is shipping!


Frame Damage Warranty

As you know, our frames are bendable, durable and basically unbreakable. Talk about sustainable! In 2019, Americans bought over 200 million pairs of sunglasses. (Statista) Roshambo sunglasses are made to last and not break after your kids get a hold of them. That's why we feel confident enough to offer a full damage replacement guarantee if you or your child happen to break them!

Register for our frame warranty today and if your frames get damaged or break in their first year of use we'll send you a free replacement (all you pay is shipping)

Carbon Neutral E-Commerce Store

Beyond the product safety standards we demand, we are also a carbon neutral e-commerce store offsetting all of our shipping from our website orders. We are certified by CarbonFund.org if you want to check them out. All of our sunglasses packaging is also entirely plastic free and made in the USA. We also do our own product assembly in house here in San Diego, California, custom building each pair of sunglasses to order depending on the type of lens requested. We are very proud to say our eco-friendly sunglasses are made in Italy and assembled in the USA.

What Makes Roshambo Frames so Different?

When our founders Scott & Julia Morris started this company, it seemed strange to them that nearly all high quality adult sunglasses were made in Italy, but basically all kids sunglasses were made cheaply. Why can't kids have high quality shades too?? After about 2 years of searching, we found a independent, family-owned Italian sunglasses manufacturer with a background in toy manufacturing.



When we told them we wanted flexible, child-safe, ultra-light, virtually unbreakable frames, but they could not have any toxins, including: BPA, lead, latex, phthalate, cadmium, etc, they understood why we demanded that and how to make it happen. They were able to custom blend a perfect formula for us that is what we have used ever since (laboratory tests). As far as we know, we are still the only kids sunglasses line made in Italy and assembled in the United States. 

We also believe in removing all unnecessary paint in our product as it just winds up in little mouths! We injection dye all of our colors (that is why you will not see designs or tortoise shell pattern on our frames - just color blocks). This process locks in all the color into the material so it cannot leach out. We also build our logos into our molds, so our name does not have to be painted on. Our logo is laser etched on our lenses instead of painted as well. In fact, the only paint on our product is the required "Made in Italy" stamp and product name.

Now that you’ve learned more about our sustainability, check out our polarized wayfarer and round sunglasses collections.

Earth Day: April 22, 2022

The Earth Day 2022 theme is 'Invest In Our Planet'. This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihoods… together, we must Invest In Our Planet.

Because a green future is a prosperous future. We need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.

For Earth Day 2022, together, for everyone, everything, every day…Learn more at www.earthday.org/  #InvestInOurPlanet 

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