the b o w responsible materials index for eyewear

sustainable materials eyewear index

The b o w Index is an ongoing effort to bring deeper insight into the environmental impact of eyewear through materials analysis across categories like certifications, efficiency, lifespan and more.

Fuelled by bbase Design Group's passion for sustainability, the Index offers a path towards a circular eyewear industry.


We unite with the fashion community as we bow into sustainability.

Get in touch to learn more.

"When you bow deeply to the universe it bows back"
- Morihei Ueshiba

MISsion
to contribute in shaping a

circular fashion economy

vision
an eyewear industry that is

conscious and innovative

our purpose
to add value and accelerate change in our industry

by developing materials and tools to champion and measure sustainability

we want to accelerate change in the eyewear industry

through strong partnerships with likeminded brands & retailers that work with us to close the supply chain loop for every product we put on market.
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Pre-Consumer

Manufacturing process changes across water use, power use, waste management; Material changes across recycle, upcycle, biodegradable, 3d print / no waste, packaging, shipping and freight.

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Post-Consumer

Creating a circular loop on eyewear product, allowing for creation, use, collection and recreation, from materials used.

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