How to achieve sustainable production of eyewear?

The eyewear industry is extremely energy-consuming, polluting and wasteful. Despite modest progress in the past few years, the industry has not taken it’s ethical and environmental responsibilities seriously enough.

But what is becoming apparent is that consumers care about sustainability, uncompromisingly so – in fact, recent research shows that 75% want brands to offer more sustainable options. It is worthwhile considering that:

-- According to Earth 911, more than 4 million pairs of reading glasses are thrown away every year in North America - that’s about 250 metric tons.
-- Up to 75% of acetate is typically wasted by an eyewear manufacturer, according to global sustainability network Common Objective.
-- Owing to the increased use of screens, by 2050 half the planet will need vision correction, leading to more waste if the industry doesn’t find solutions.

As a global eyewear manufacturer and supplier, since foundation of 2005, HISIGHT insist on the principle to provide highest quality and sustainable eyewear to the world. Our sustainable manufacturing of eyewear involves incorporating environmentally friendly practices in whole production process, from the sourcing of raw materials to the disposal of finished products. Here are some key steps that we take to promote sustainability:

Material Selection

The choice of materials used to make eyewear frames and lenses is crucial in ensuring sustainable manufacturing. Hisight select materials that are eco-friendly, such as recycled or biodegradable acetate, metal etc., which have minimal impact on the environment.

Reduce Energy Consumption

We reduce energy consumption by using renewable energy sources and implementing energy-efficient production processes. For example, using solar energy to power our  production facilities to reduce the carbon footprint of the manufacturing process.

Waste Reduction

Hisight reduce waste throughout the production process. This include recycling waste materials, using water-saving processes, and implementing closed-loop production systems.


Packaging is an essential aspect of eyewear production. Hisight reduce waste by using eco-friendly packaging materials such as recycled paper or biodegradable plastics.

Social Responsibility

We ensure sustainable manufacturing practices by taking responsibility for the social impact of our production. This includes ethical labor practices, fair wages, and working conditions for employees.

By incorporating these sustainable manufacturing practices, we believe in making a positive impact on the planet. This motivates us to work harder, to find solutions and to act. We’re committed to supporting the things that matter most and leaving the world in a better place than where we started.

Post time: May-19-2023