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Good Citizens Eyewear – Sunglasses


GOLD + Editor’s Choice

Good Citizens frames are constructed from a single discarded plastic bottle in Sydney. Their frames are 100% recycled and equipped with Carl Zeiss Vision lenses. With a modular design, each part is easily customizable and repairable in a matter of seconds.

Made from excellent sustainable materials. Recycled PET plastic frame. CR39 lenses.
Good Citizens Eyewear manufactures all frames in Australia to ensure transparency and guarantee the use of recycled plastic. The location allows for frequent visits to ensure the well-being of workers, who are protected by Australian law. The brand selected Carl Zeiss Vision as its lens supplier due to strict ethical standards and for minimizing water usage in production. Their sunglasses are designed to protect the eyes and be environmentally friendly.
Good Citizens Eyewear prides itself on sustainable practices, having dismissed the supposedly sustainable options of bio-acetate and ocean plastic due to issues with biodegradation and brittleness respectively. Instead, the brand utilises 100% recycled plastic, resulting in a range of frames that use up to 75% less CO2 in production and have a modular design that facilitates repair and end-of-life recycling. Good Citizens Eyewear also offers a free take-back service for broken parts, manufacturing onshore to reduce fuel miles and contributes to plastic waste removal and carbon offsetting with each pair sold.
Good Citizens Eyewear produces glasses with a focus on recycling and reducing plastic waste. Each pair sold contributes to the removal of plastic waste through a partnership with Plastic Bank. Customers receive unique citizen numbers and become part of a growing community of Good Citizens who spread the recycling message. The brand is also committed to education, giving talks to corporates and teaching at Australian design and fashion universities. Two of the founders are aged 12 and 10, providing a unique perspective on the world and the business. The brand aims to support the next generation of thinkers.

Product reviews from our experts…


The Good Citizens Sunglasses are lightweight, practical and stylish. I love that by wearing these I’m supporting an Australian made brand and helping to reduce plastic waste.

Good Citizens have truly turned trash into treasure with their innovative approach to eyewear manufacturing. I love that they saw a problem and created a product of value and that they tell their story in a fun and unique way!

–Brittanie Dreghorn


They frame my face really well. I like the ability to easily repair the sunglasses frames if they get damaged. I am also impressed by the brand’s take back system!

–Catherine Jia


These sunglasses are not only super comfortable to wear, I love that they are manufactured in Australia from single use bottles thrown away in Sydney. It just feels so good that they are so sustainable and a part of the solution. The frames are super light and the lenses are excellent quality. It’s fun that you can customise the temple colour to your mood with a collection of colourful clips that come in the box. As an Optometrist myself, I have a huge collection of sunglasses, and I find myself always reaching for these ones because they are just SO good. Highly recommended!

–Emily Fletcher

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