We Love Our Planet
You're probably thinking: "Sounds nice! But what action does Naos take for our planet?"
An awesome part of starting a business is the freedom of choice you have when building your product. For us, as outdoor lovers, the "Naos Optics adventure" only made sense if our product would be eco-friendly while simultaneously being of great quality and affordable.
We believe that - as entrepreneurs in the 21st century - it is our duty to think sustainable.
Some examples of how we put this in practice:
We use premium bio-degradable materials for our frames thereby decreasing plastic waste
We ensure high-quality eyewear with a long lifetime so that you can eventually pass them on to your grandkids (we’re kidding - or not?)
You'll look so awesome that mother earth will like you.
What the heck is that?
TPU stands for thermoplastic polyurethane (that's a mouth full 🤨).
All Naos products are made out of biodegradable TPU which - if you really wanna know - is made from castor beans (yes, it's a thing).
All this to say that our products would break down in soil within 3-5 years (but they look better on your head than in the soil 😉)
Okay, if you're still reading you must be a chemist or something, so we'll break it down for you:
Step 1: the castor beans are harvested
Step 2: the beans are processed into castor oil
Step 3: through a chemical process, they are transformed into pellets
Step 4: those are melted down to become your goggle or sunglasses
Step 5: stop reading and go outside!