We start with nylon. We use either Grilamid TR-90 (a Swiss, ultra-durable, lightweight and recyclable nylon), or a recyclable material, like the beer keg lids shown here. Granulised wood, discarded fishing nets and waste from the production of bank notes are also turned into glasses.
We choose the materials we re-use very carefully, to make sure they are up to our quality standards and give us the desired structural stability in the final product. We can’t use just any old plastic – if we use the wrong sort, then glasses might shatter on impact.
Taking out the technical jargon, our durability standards are all about that unfortunate basketball to the face in the school yard. Imagine what would happen if a child got a ball to the face and their glasses shattered into their eye… We don’t EVER want that to happen to someone wearing Dresdens.