From the very beginning, we dreamed of The Sunglass Fix as an environmentally sustainable business helping to solve a big need in the world; doing something about the hundreds of millions of sunnies that end up in landfill every year. Fact: around one billion pairs of sunglasses are sold each year. Of these, we know about 30% are absolutely worth fixing. So when you do the maths, that's a huge volume of unnecessary waste.
In 2019, we were recognised by APAC Insider as the Most Innovative Sunglass Replacement Lens Manufacturer. And we also won the APAC Excellence Award in Environmental Sustainability. And in 2021 we joined up to 1% for the Planet.
We believe one of the best ways to create a better future is to have a light footprint by doing all we can to protect our environment and giving back to our communities. We're excited that more and more businesses are embracing genuine sustainable and ethical practices. There's no better time than now for businesses to seize the initiative on environmental issues.
When we launched Sunglass Fix in 2006, we were a global pioneer in developing the sunglasses replacement lens market. We continuing to lead the way in innovative practices today. With the help of our precision Polyamide lenses, sunglasses can now last so much longer. Which is important, because one of the most effective ways for our throw-away culture to change is if things are built to last.
Our commitment to being green is an intrinsic part of our personal lifestyle. As an environmentally sustainable business, it's also reflected in the way we operate. That’s why we recycle, minimise waste, use solar panels and re-use everywhere we can.
Another way we try and contribute to a sustainable future is by giving back - to our community and to charity. We sponsor local community and sporting groups, and every month, we give a portion of our profits to local and international charities such as WWF and Greenpeace.
As a Sunglass Fix customer, your support means our sustainability journey can only get bigger and better, and that means the world to us.
What We're Doing
We produce more electricity than we consume with 25KW of solar panels on our roof, which will come in handy when we fulfil our plan and buy an electric vehicle. And of course, our core service is about reducing waste going to landfill by encouraging people to reuse and repair their sunnies.
We reuse everything from the bubble wrap around the sunglasses our customers send us to the filter water in our production machinery - which we ensure is supported by a minimum 20-year repair guarantee. And a lot of our office equipment is second hand, including the team kitchen which was recycled from, our Founder, Craig’s home.
Long before it was a 'thing', we were using recycled paper. In fact, we work hard to recycle almost everything possible, so that we produce as little waste as the average household. During any build project, we source recycled items and materials wherever we can.
The next time you’re about to throw out your scratched or bent sunnies, why not repair them with The Sunglass Fix? You’ll find we're better for your wallet and the environment.
Whats Sets Us Apart
With happy customers in over 160 countries, it doesn’t matter whether you’re in Cape York or Yonkers, we’ll send your lens to you for free.
Over 130,000. That’s how many lens and sunglass combinations we’ve got. So, whether brand new or vintage, chances are we’ve got lenses for your sunnies.
We precision cut all our lenses to order with superlative optics and state of the art coatings and polarisation films. But we don’t charge big brand prices.
We want you to enjoy your favourite sunnies forever. In a throw-away society we take environmental sustainability to the heart of everything we do.