Award winning, ethical eyewear - introducing Waterhaul sunglasses.
The Harlyn model is made from 100% recycled Cornish gill nets and paired with polarised bio-lenses (or prescription lenses), offering complete sustainability, optical performance and ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection. The translucent turquoise hue that resembles the pristine Cornish coastal waters is derived entirely from the original monofilament netting and contains no additional pigments. The mid-sized frame suits a broad range of faces, both male and female.
Our Italian made Harlyn frames contain 0% virgin plastics, 100% recycled end-of-life fishing nets from small scale Cornish fishing fleets. These nets would have otherwise been considered a waste problem destined for landfill or incineration. The turquoise ‘seaglass’ colouration of the Harlyn frame is entirely derived from the original netting and has no additional pigments or dyes. The frames feature five barrel hinges for maximum durability. Our frames are covered by our ‘Recycle and Replace’ lifetime guarantee – damaged frames components can go back into the plastic recycling loop to create new pairs. Every frame is unique, with a matte finish. Minor imperfections, such as a grain of sand, are occasionally embedded within the plastic – alluding to its origin and in our opinion, adding character.
We’ve paired our Harlyn frames with lightweight cellulose-based plastic polarised lenses, offering a performance balance option with 75% reduced lens weight and superior impact resistance. The smoke-tint lenses feature anti-reflection inner coatings and full spectrum UV400 protection.
All of our lenses are fully polarised, eliminating glare from reflective surfaces of water, reflective surfaces and wet roads.
Our product and packaging supply chain is free from single-use plastic – we’ve audited the full length of our supply chain and you’ll receive your new pair in hassle and harm free recycled wood-pulp packaging.
Each pair includes a free magnetic fold-flat hard case made from sustainable cork.
Waterhaul is a social enterprise based in Newquay, Cornwall. We utilise the strongest form of plastic in our oceans to produce exceptionally sustainable, recycled eyewear. Eyewear that meets the technical demands of adventure, ocean-exposure and UV protection, but also act as 'symbols of change' for our oceans.
Intercepted from oceans, Redesigned for adventure.