Costa Launches Untangled 2.0 Sunglasses Made From
Recycled Fishing Nets - Good for Anglers and the Ocean
Introduction: Costa is a leader in the optics market when it comes
to catering to the unique needs and applications for anglers in both fresh and
saltwater. This year the company unveiled the Untangled 2.0 Collection which are
performance sunglasses that are as good for fishing as they are for the ocean,
as they are made from recycled fishing nets.
Costa's newest sunglasses are an even better version of
their Untangled Series, which are made from recycled worn out fishing nets
Untangled 2.0: This ICAST the popular brand is launching their 2.0
Collection, which is built from recycled fishing nets and other sustainable
materials like recycled aluminum logos and mineral glass (580G) lenses.
Discarded fishing nets are a
very harmful form of plastic pollution in our oceans today and working hand in
hand with its partner Bureo, Costa is taking discarded fishing nets and giving
them a new life in its collection of core performance frames.
Costa has partnered with the Bureo team who recycle worn
out plastic fishing nets in South America
team has been working with communities in South America to provide an end of
life solution for worn out plastic nets. The company started by collecting old
nets in Chile and last year alone collected over 300 tons! They wash these old
nets, ground them down into plastic form to create pellets that are then used
for manufacturing of various products including skateboards, bike components,
and Costa's Untangled Sunglasses.
Washed and ground up nets are transformed into pellets
that can be used in manufacturing of other products
the original Untangled Collection of lifestyle frames debuted in 2018, Costa has
been working to advance the recycling and molding techniques to build frames
that are better-suited for its core angling community. The four new frames -
Antille, Caleta, Pargo & Santiago -have a 100% traceable supply chain, and are
built from a more durable NetPlus material that is 97% recycled fishing nets and
3% performance additive.
Jess Bryant, Costa Marketing Manager, with the new Caleta
combination allows Costa to build sunglasses with maximum coverage and
protection and the performance features that fishermen need for targeting their
favorite species and those extra long days on the water. The updated NetPlus material is
also available in
three new colors - dark grey, plum and light grey.
Casey Lopez, Costa Product Manager, with the light grey
the four new frames from Costa that are launching this ICAST and the company's
description for each model.
The Antille blurs the line between performance and
lifestyle design and should look great from boat to bar
ANTILLE™ : Named after the 1,500-mile Caribbean island chain, the Antille
frame keeps its finger on the life pulse of the ocean. With a frame made from
97% recycled fishing nets, Antille is a great hybrid performance frame style
with vented nose pads and additional coverage for your eyes, so they can spot
the next island, reef or siesta spot, making it as good on the water as it is
The Caleta and other frames will be available in a range
of lens and frame colors
: Taking its name from the small coves of Chile, the fluid lines and
feminine shape of Caleta make it the perfect frame for the waterwoman in all of
us. Wide, keeper-ready temples help reduce light leak and add a bold bit of
style out on the water. More importantly, Caleta is made from 97% recycled
fishing nets for frames that perform as good as they make you feel while wearing
The Pargo is the little brother to the Santiago
: Pargo is the little brother to Santiago, but it doesn’t need any help when
it comes to fighting fish. Also called the Dog Snapper for their giant canine
teeth and nasty attitude, Pargo rules the reefs. This frame is made from 97%
recycled fishing nets with 3% performance additive for increased durability and
performance on the water. With hooding and side shields, keeper-ready temples
and Hydrolite® rubber, Pargo shows it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but
the size of the fight in the angler hooked up to the Dog Snapper.
The Santiago is the most technical fishing oriented frame
with extra hooding and Hydrolite rubber grips
SANTIAGO™ : The Untangled frame style with the most coverage and
“fishability” takes its name from Chile’s capital. Hooding and side shields help
keep your eyes free from light leak and focused on the water. Keeper-ready
temples and Hydrolite® rubber grips designed to keep you fishing no matter how
rough it gets out there. And to ensure a future full of fish for our and future
generations, Santiago is made from 97% recycled fishing nets. The other 3% is a
performance additive that is designed to help you catch 100% of the fish you
chase. Santiago is as good for fishing as it is for our oceans.
The Costa Untangled Collection is another great addition
to the company's vast portfolio. These optics are designed specifically for
The Costa Untangled 2.0 collection is hard launching today and will be available
in the next few days for $199-$299 dollars depending on model.
All the new Costa 2.0
frames look great and so is the story behind them. Anglers can feel good about
wearing a pair of optics that is not only built from recycled materials, but
from fishing nets that would normally add to pollution.
It is pretty awesome that the team at Bureo continues to expand their operation
and has successfully recovered over 3 million pounds since they started back in
2013, and it is companies like Costa who are providing another life for these
recycled materials that are a key part of the solution.