We have developed a high-quality product range with an amazing design and produced it with the best low-polluting materials. We are very proud to say that AVALON are the best sunglasses you will ever find at an accessible price point.
Where style and function meet sustainability.
Nowadays, 90% of the sunglasses industry is monopolised by 3 main multinational companies. Therefore they have complete control of pricing and take advantage of the situation, making sunglasses a luxury product.
However, things are starting to change. Thanks to brands like AVALON, that are offering identical quality products at a groundbreaking accessible price point. In AVALON we produce, distribute and sell on our own. This allows us to reduce the costs that come with working with intermediaries and more importantly, it allows us to do things our own way.
We have developed a collection of 4 unisex styles: Arizona, Denver, Kendall, and Tampa.
All of them are produced in the best high-quality recycled materials. Each one of them comes in 4 different colorways and we have to warn you: Choosing only one is not an easy task! (Scroll down if you can't wait to see the full collection)
As we said, AVALON sunglasses are made from eco-friendly materials.
Our frames are made from Italian high resistance recycled polycarbonate, an ultra-lightweight material that is extremely tough and flexible at the same time, and offers resistance to impact and high temperatures.
Our lenses, on the other hand, are produced in German TAC, also known as Cellulose Triacetate. They are polarised, category 3 UV400, and will protect you against 100% of the sun's UV rays. Using the best filters in the market was a crucial matter to us, as we want to make sure that your eyes are completely protected while you are enjoying your favourite activities.
We have spent many hours working in each one of our designs, making sure there is something for every face shape and every fashion preference.
We were inspired by iconic styles, but also by trendy and groundbreaking contemporary designs. The final result is a balanced, clean, timeless and comfortable collection.
Avalon sunglasses are produced with recycled material, which makes them very respectful with the environment, moreover, our factories are audited, and have ISO9000, ISO14000 and SEDEX certifications. Which gives them the quality certificates in health and safety for their workers, freedom of association, right to collective bargaining, remuneration and working hours according to the laws.
Our goal is to find a balance between fashion and sustainability.
More than 1000 kg of plastic ends up in the ocean every five seconds. As a result, 40% of the earth’s ocean areas have already been taken over by plastic. Even if we are still not able to truly know what the long term consequences will be, we must take responsibility and start changing this disastrous situation.
We love our planet, nature and the ocean. That is why we will picking up 1 kilo of plastic from the ocean for each backer that supports us. The more backers the better, as it means less plastic floating on the oceans!
We have said many times already that we want to keep improving our product into a more sustainable one, and your amazing support has allowed us to do so. Offering a packaging that was recyclable was crucial to us, but now we are super proud to share with you that we will officially be making all of the cloth pouches and cleaning cloths out of recycled plastics!
We will use rPET, a material made out of used plastic bottles!!! And that worldwide brands such as Patagonia and Timberland, have been using for years. But what does that mean?
- Recycled polyester gives a second life to a material that’s not biodegradable and would otherwise end up in landfill or the ocean
- Performance and durability, including high strength and functional versatility of recycled polyester is the same than traditional polyester, but with a lower environmental impact.
- Producing rPET requires 59% less energy compared to virgin polyester.
- It doesn’t require new petroleum to create, lowering the demand for new petroleum extraction and reducing our overall carbon footprint as it creates 75% less CO2 emissions than virgin polyester.
This means that for each pair of sunglasses we produce, we will be recycling 1 plastic bottle, and therefore avoiding that they end up in landfills or the ocean.
Take a look on rPET's manufacturing process here:
All of our backers will receive their AVALON sunglasses together with a beautiful re-usable box, a microfiber pouch to take on the go, and a matching cloth to keep your sunglasses looking fresh.
We truly believe in our products, and in the high-quality materials that we use to produce them. That is why we offer lifetime warranty* to all of our backers during this initial phase.
*AVALON's Lifetime Warranty is applicable to any products that after going through our quality check present manufacturing issues once purchased.
We want you to enjoy your AVALON sunglasses anywhere in the world, that is why we offer worldwide shipping. We promise we will do everything in our hands to produce as soon as possible once our campaign finishes so you can take your AVALON sunglasses with you in your next adventure!
Make sure to take a look at our timeline below!
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Risks and challenges
The real challenge begins now, both failure and success are in the hands of our backers.
We have invested our hours, days and months to get everything ready for this moment. Countless meetings, trips, visits, samples, and challenges... All of our efforts have been put into developing what we consider the perfect pair of sunglasses.
We are ready to face everything that comes our way with enthusiasm and dedication. Our team is eager to start working and our factories are ready to produce as many AVALON sunglasses as you wish!
We are going to focus all of our energy into making this experience amazing for each one of our backers. We will try as hard as we can to make it on time, so you can enjoy your AVALON as soon as possible, hoping that you will love them as much as we do.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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