For premium eyewear with a sustainable undercurrent, look to Australian-born, Italian-made sunglasses brand CHILDE. With a love of personal expression, raw energy and sensitivity to the environment, CHILDE designs and creates unapologetically bold sunglasses that keep up with modern rock’n’rollers.
Harnessing the unabashed power of punk spirit, CHILDE seeks to disrupt the eyewear space with a range of high-octane sunglasses designed with sartorial rebellion in mind. This seditious streak is balanced by a quiet focus on the earth—the brand incorporates biodegradable materials wherever possible throughout the manufacturing and packaging processes. The brand’s frames are typically engineered from one of two materials: a plant-based bio-polyamide called Grilamid XE 4010, which offers incredible durability and comfort while (unlike traditional acetate) retaining its original shape, and Mazzucchelli M49 acetate—a recyclable, biodegradable cellulose acetate made from wood and cotton and free from BPA and phthalates.
CHILDE’s sunglasses are crafted with anti-scratch Essilor lenses, which are incredibly lightweight while offering exceptional resilience. Frame and lens come together via premium optical manufacturers in Venice, Milan and Treviso, who continue to craft sunglasses inkeeping with Italy’s time-honoured eyewear heritage.
THE ICONIC offers a curated collection of CHILDE eyewear. Classic pilot and aviator-shaped frames are blown out with exaggerated proportions and polychromatic lenses, while heavy geometric shades promise to make an impact. Mixed-media palettes sit alongside streaky technicolour tortoiseshell, ensuring every pair of CHILDE sunglasses is statement-making in its own right. Whether you’re looking to round out your festival edit or amp up your everyday outfits, shop THE ICONIC’s range of CHILDE sunglasses today.