Marchon recently added recycled stainless steel to its portfolio, starting with a collection from JOE by Joseph Abboud under Altair.
NEW YORK—As part of its CSR platform Eyes on Tomorrow, Marchon Eyewear has continued its commitment to producing eyewear from recycled and bio-based materials. In 2022, Marchon produced a quarter of its frames from recycled and bio-based materials—in 2023, the company is on track to hit 35 percent. President Thomas Burkhardt has set a goal of making at least 50 percent of frames with these materials by 2025.

Most recently, Marchon introduced recycled stainless steel into its repertoire, starting with a collection from JOE by Joseph Abboud under Altair. The material was launched in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2023 collection, and marked Marchon’s first foray into using recycled stainless steel—a material the company plans to continue using moving forward, and expand across other brands.

Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, making it uniquely sustainable. Eyewear frames are derived from 91 percent recycled stainless steel, collected from consumer usage, and renewed into frame fronts, bridges and temples.

Gabriele Bonapersona, chief brand officer, Marchon Eyewear, told Vision Monday, “We are thrilled to give customers even more sustainable options when choosing a new pair of frames. By introducing recycled stainless steel into the Marchon and Altair portfolios we are continuing our commitment to sustainability and advancing ourselves to meet our goal to be 50 percent sustainable by 2025.”