DESIGNED FOR SPEED - A DURABLE PARTNER - SPORTY
SPEKTRUM is a Performance Eyewear brand from Sweden with focus on Sustainability. Spektrum has a strong history in the ski/snowboard market as it was founded by professional riders and now skiing legend Ingemar Stenmark and X-Games athlete Sven Thorgren are part of the company.
Spektrum always strive to make their products more sustainable and that has led them to the use of bio-based materials derived from plants for their production.
For their Performance Eyewear collection this means constructing their frames in polyamide made from oil extracted from the amazing castor bean.
Their high-performance frames are made mainly from castor oil and reduces the overall CO2 emissions by an impressive 46% compared to conventional materials. The carbon in castor oil is also 100% derived from atmospheric CO2 and not from CO2 locked in ancient fossils.
Their material is also lighter and more durable than comparable materials delivering increased performance and comfort.
Castor beans are a fantastic crop, able to thrive in meager soils where other plants won’t survive, or animals can graze. Their castor beans are fully traceable, sustainably grown in India and poses no competition with food, causes no deforestation or use any GMO.
Their vision is to become the world’s most sustainable performance eyewear brand and by doing so give you a better – and cleaner way to enjoy nature.
Ambitious, but the way they see it there is really no alternative. Having lived their whole lives in the mountains they have seen the impact mankind has had on our nature firsthand and they are determined to minimize the footprint of their actions. To achieve their vision, they work closely together with Sweden’s leading scientists and the Sports Tech Research Center at Mid Sweden University. Together they strive to find the best possible substitutes for harmful plastics and polymers as well as other better, more sustainable solutions.
To help maintain the high performance lens from Carl Zeiss in your Spektrum product, always use the mico-fibre bag they come in. You can use water if required. Ensure you keep the microfiber bag clean and wash it regularly. Keep your Spektrum eyewear in the bag when not wearing them.