At a glance 1 min

Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses

"Because there is no other sea" is the slogan of the new brand of eco-responsible glasses, Sea2See, which manufactures frames from plastic waste recovered at sea.
Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses
Sea2See, eco-responsible glasses

Converting marine waste into quality products is possible! To achieve this, the Belgian founder and CEO of Sea2See, François van den Abeele, set up a partnership with Spanish fishing communities for the purpose of recovering "ghost" fishing nets and equipment abandoned at sea. Five containers were installed in around twenty Spanish ports, in which the fishermen can deposit old fishing nets recovered in the water. A tonne of waste is recovered every day. The plastic waste is then sorted and cleaned. The waste that is selected will be converted and be given a second life, in the form of a top range product: 100% recycled glasses, sober and classic models manufactured in Italy.

Sea2see also plans to export itself to Africa in order to raise awareness, acting according to the company's concept of the circular economy. With a simple abandoned product at the end of its lifecycle, Sea2See has proven that waste can be converted into quality products, even in the fashion industry. And that everyone can be become an ambassador of change.

More information

If you enjoyed this article, you'll love the next!
  • Smateria, a chic and ethical brand
    Smateria, a chic and ethical brand

    Convinced that it was possible to create something beautiful from unusable materials, two Italian women created the Smateria brand of bags and accessories in Cambodia in 2006. Hence, “L’addition”, “l’...

  • Joago, the watch riding the sustainable wave
    At a glance 1 min
    Joago, the watch riding the sustainable wave

    The story of Joago begins with 2 friends who went surfing in Bali in 2018 and discovered white sandy beaches littered with rubbish and crystal-clear waters overflowing with plastic waste....

  • Ecoalf, a direct line from trash to streetwear
    Expert views 2 min
    Ecoalf, a direct line from trash to streetwear

    An interview with Javier Goyeneche, the Spanish creator of FUN&BASICS, a streetwear brand dedicated to natural materials and, since 2007, founder of the Ecoalf brand that aims for 100% recycling....