Every year 640,000 tonnes of fishing nets are lost or discarded in the ocean.
Samples of plastic waste accumulating in our oceanic gyres reveal 46% of this plastic, by weight, is attributable to fishing gear.
In a phenomenon known as ‘ghost fishing’, the entangled carcasses of trapped marine life will attract more species, resulting in further potential entanglements. As these discarded nets are produced from plastic, they will not degrade, persisting in the ocean to catch and kill marine life indefinitely.
The Zennor model is made from 100% recycled polypropylene trawl nets, and paired with polarised polycarbonate lenses, offering complete sustainability, secure fit, lightweight performance and ultimate UVA/UVB 400 protection. The wrapped frame is designed with sports adventure in mind.
Italian made Zennor frames contain 0% virgin plastics, 100% recycled polypropylene trawl nets – the most abundant form of net found on UK beaches. The frames feature a durable integrated hinge, a wrapping frame and temples that grip the back of the head, and an extra-wide field of vision. Frames are covered by Waterhaul’s ‘Recycle and Replace’ lifetime guarantee – damaged frames components can go back into the plastic recycling loop to create new pairs. Frames come in a dark grey matte, and being 100% recycled, each pair has unique, subtle flecked patterns which allude to their origin.
Polarised Impact-Resistant Lenses
The Zennor model is designed for adventure; tested by sailors, rock climbers, cyclists and paragliders alike. As such, we’ve paired our Zennor frames with polarised polycarbonate lenses which are 20% thinner, 30% lighter, and 12x more impact resistant than standard lenses. The polarised lenses block 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. Polycarbonate lenses are treated with a scratch-resistant outer layer as standard.
Each pair of Zennor sunglasses is provided with a sustainable cork trifolding hard case.