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Frame of the month – January

Happy New Year! It’s January 2022, a new year and a new month! That can only mean one thing, a new frame of the month! January’s frame is Harlyn in colour Aqua by Waterhaul. There is so much about the frame and to the brand itself, Waterhaul, that drew me to it. Their ethos is 100% recycled and sustainable materials taken from the ocean, materials that are causing real harm to our oceans and sea life. So let’s first talk about the frame. 

One of the things that I love about the frame Harlyn in colour Aqua isn’t  just the fact it’s 100% recycled and sustainable it was the vivid colour of the frame and how light weight  it was while still being very sturdy. The round shape of the frame would suit someone going for a unique look, while also wanting to do their bit for the environment. The frame is made from 100% recycled nylon fishing nets, meaning the frame offers complete sustainability. The frame colour has also not been in any way altered with additional pigments or dyes. The colour is made up of the original netting material. Their frames are also covered by a lifetime guarantee, meaning damaged frames can go back into their recycle and replace scheme meaning new frames can be created and your frame will be replaced. Now I love this frame but I LOVE this brand even more so shall we find out a little more about them. 

Waterhaul was founded in 2018 by Harry Dennis, who was growing more and more frustrated with ghost gear on the shores spanning the Arctic Circle to the Coral Triangle. What is ghost gear you ask, to quote google “Ghost gear refers to any fishing gear that has been abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded, and is the most harmful form of marine debris”. Now one the upsides of ghost gear, is it’s very durable and incredibly strong. It’s also designed to not degrade, so as a resource for repurposing it’s fantastic but on the flip side this means it’s incredibly damaging to our oceans. Our oceans are full of these discarded and lost fishing nets and so any way that we can use and repurpose these nets is vital and waterhaul have found a way to not only use these resources.  They’ve also produced eyewear that is both sustainable and also durable. I’ll finish this paragraph by pulling a quote from their website that really embodies their goals “action on the ocean, for the oceans”. 

So, If like me, you love the sound of Waterhaul Eyewear, please don’t hesitate to come in and have a look at our range of Waterhaul Eyewear. Take the opportunity to do your bit for the oceans. We’re also now offering a style consultation service, to help you find the perfect pair to suit your style. So please give us a call in either Greenfield 01457 353100 or Meltham 01484 907090 to find the perfect match. Also, follow us on Twitter @AllegroOptical. Or on Instagram @allegrooptical.