Surf lifestyle brands OTIS and Outerknown have come together to create a unique capsule of eyewear which advances toward sustainable production. The range will feature 7 styles, all created from Eco- Acetate, made from natural materials like cotton seeds and certified biodegradable at its end of life.
Each design will also feature OTIS’ mineral glass lenses, which are 12x more scratch resistant than plastic
alternatives and are endlessly recyclable.
The collaboration comes from a shared goal to create sustainable fashion people can be proud to wear for many seasons across many adventures.
“We were really excited when Outerknown said they’d like to collaborate,” says OTIS Product & Brand Developer, Sally Kerr. “What Kelly Slater and the team there have been able to do in pushing forward with better materials is really inspiring, and has definitely challenged us to do better and better with our materials as well. This collection really shows off the cutting-edge options out there, which look good, last well and, most of all, are better for the environment than other options.”
“OTIS is such a great fit for us to work with,” adds Lexi Tawes, Head of Product at Outerknown. “Their craftsmanship, attention to detail, and commitment to sustainability make them the perfect partner to collaborate with. We’re so excited for our fans to see these styles in person.”
The capsule will include OTIS crowd favorites Summer of 67, Omar X, and Valentine as well as the new releases Time Horizon and Jazmine in a variety of on-trend translucent and Havana colours. The key colorway is a unique Crystal Sea Blue, symbolising the brands’ shared ocean playground that they’re working to protect.
Each piece also comes shipped with an exclusive cleaning cloth made from recycled suede, and a protective case embossed with the OTIS and Outerknown logos, marking the special nature of the release. Suggested retail pricing is $240 USD across the range. The capsule will be available both online and at select retailers globally. For more information visit: otiseyewear.com/outerknown