Free your acetate and your mind will follow.
Meet biodegradable acetate - plastic’s smarter, sexier, eco-friendlier cousin.
Made from wood pulp it keeps the pollution down - and biodegrades in 115 days if you bury it in compost soil*.*We advise to keep it on your nose.
Impact per frame made of acetate and bio-acetate
|Industry standard acetate||Dick Moby bio-acetate|
|Chemical UV-stabilisator %||1.8%||0%|
|Chemical Plasticiser %||18.3%||0%|
|REACH risk indicator*||20%||0%|
*The REACH risk indicator measures the maximum amount of restricted substances that may be in the material in its natural condition.
Made from bits of other glasses
We sweep the floor of our manufacturer. Saving bits and pieces to recycle into black acetate frames. It’s 97% recycled acetate and 3% black ink.
Impact per frame made of new acetate and recycled acetate
|New acetate||Dick Moby Recycled acetate|
|Water used||2,56 l||0 l|
|CO2 footprint||0,034 kg||0,014 kg|
|Energy used||0,89 mj||0,07 mj|
We salvage slivers of surgical-grade stainless steel that are surplus to other glasses. And then totally transform them to top-notch timeless triumphs.
Impact per frame made of recycled stainless steel and other eyewear metals
|New alluminium||New titanium||New stainless steel||Dick Moby recycled stainless steel|
|Water used||3,24 l||11,90 l||0,141 l||0,028 l|
|CO2 footprint||0,33 kg||0,49 kg||0,12 kg||0,05 kg|
|Energy used||1,99 mj||7,70 mj||0,76 mj||0,16 mj|
Timeless designs. Built to last
If you want to get human beings to change their behaviour, you have to offer them something better. So we make sure we get the boring stuff right.
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How it all started
The worst surfing trip ever.
In 2012, Tim took Robbert on the worst surfing trip ever. The sea and beach were full of trash. They dried off, went home and decided to do something about it. Not being engineers or lawyers - and being ever so slightly vain - they settled on making high quality eyewear out of recycled or oil-free materials. A few months later, Dick Moby was born.