Optical frames crafted out of acetate material made from naturally grown, renewable cotton crops
Bio Acetate material is made from naturally grown, renewable cotton crops.
LESS PHTHALATES: SAFER
Instead of using chemically made plasticizers, Bio Acetate material is made with an organic plasticizer derived from vegetables.
BIODEGRADABLE: ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY
Bio Acetate material has been verified to be biodegradable under EN-ISO 14855. Bio Acetate can be composted and degraded into natural carbon dioxide, water, methane and mineralized salts.
RECYCLABLE: CONSERVES NATURAL RESOURCES
Bio Acetate material is fully recyclable and can be used to produce new products. Bio Acetate therefore conserves valuable natural resources.
From cotton crops to high quality eyewear
The life cycle of Bio Acetate starts with cotton crops. Cotton linters and wood fibers are purified into a pulp and turned into a resin.
In a process called organic synthesis, the purified resin is mixed with bio-based plasticizers. This results in a compound called Bio Acetate.
After adding colors to the Bio Acetate, the material is formed into blocks and then cut into sheets.
The freshly cut Bio Acetate sheets are then placed in an oven for several days to stabilize the material. The INVU Bio Acetate optical frames are handcrafted out of these sheets.