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To promote its initiative against plastic pollution in our oceans, Costa commissioned a 9-foot-tall sculpture commissioned from artist Angela Pozzi.

COSTA WORKS
TO KICK PLASTIC

Earth Day is April 22, and
Costa’s Kick Plastic campaign
is boosting awareness
of the growing plastic
pollution in our oceans.
(Check out the 9-foot-tall sculpture it commissioned
from artist Angela Pozzi for
last summer’s American
Sportfishing Association
ICAST event. The artwork,
above, was made entirely
of thousands of plastic and
metal cans collected alongbeaches.) Costa has also
introduced a new frame
material sourced from the
castor plant, a sustainable,
hardy perennial. The biobased
resin offers increased
durability, overall sunglasses
weight reduction, and
the ability for the frames to
hold shape from extreme
heat to bitter cold temperatures
— all important for
avid anglers out battling the
elements. Costa says the
initiative reduces its manufacturing
process emissions
by up to 40 percent. Info:
costadelmar.com/kickplastic.

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INVISION.

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SAFILO TEAMS
WITH VOGUE

Vogue and Safilo are
teaming up for a scouting
and mentoring project open
to creative designers who
are passionate about eyewear.
Three people will be
selected: one to develop an
eyewear piece that will be
produced and distributed
with Safilo; another to contribute
to the making of a
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and another to attend the
Safilo Product School, a
three-year apprenticeship
in traditional eyewear craftsmanship. Projects
will be reviewed by a jury of
experts including Franca
Sozzani, editor-in-chief
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ROLF NETS
DESIGN
AWARDS

Rolf Spectacles, a family company
known for its premium handcrafted eyewear,
has scooped up two major international
design honors. Its Anglia 94 frame
(shown here) won the 2016 German iF
Design Award, topping a competition
that drew more than 5,000 entries from
53 countries. Another frame from Rolf ’s
2015 collection, the Topolino 94, landed
a Good Design Award from the Chicago
Athenaeum Museum of Architecture
and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press
Ltd. Info: rolf-spectacles.com .

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