Sustainable eyewear brand Sea2see continues to create optical frames and sunglasses made from 100% recycled marine plastic such as abandoned fishnets. The label was first set up in 2016 by François van den Abeele, an entrepreneur with a deep passion for oceans and nature.
Today his mission is to create a global consciousness about sea contamination through stylish products that anyone can wear with pride. Sea2see started its operations through agreements with port authorities in Catalonia, and now works through more than 37 ports in Spain and France collecting 500 kg of plastic waste per day. The company was able to assist fishermen across the region bring in around a tonne of plastic waste every three days.
Sea2see separates what it can use for the glasses and the rest is sold off to other companies for use in different processes. The success of the company has led to a fast expansion to initiate the collection of waste further afield in areas that are seeing a horrifying level of waste on beaches, including Ghana, West Africa and Madagascar.