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

to contribute in shaping a

circular fashion economy

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.


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



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

explore our material index

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services