Costa Sunglasses, the manufacturer of color-enhancing polarized glass sunglass lenses, added two lifestyle frames to its Del Mar Collection, Catherine and Kailano, elevating the collection with eco-friendly materials and 580 glass (580G) lens technology.

The addition of Catherine and Kailano add to the collection, offering of Bio-Acetate frames to reduce Costa’s “impact on the watery world.” Bio-acetate is made from “67 percent natural and renewable materials (vegetable-based plasticizers and responsibly sourced wood pulp from FSC forests).” 

A sister frame to the Costa’s Sullivan, Catherine, shown below, features a soft cat-eye design and is named after St. Catherine Island, home to protected salt marshes. The frame includes a core-wire temple design. The more masculine Kailano, shown above, derives its name from a Hawaiian word for the sea, with a square-shaped design, water-inspired temple and keyhole bridge. Both the Catherine and Kailano are a six-base frame with medium wrap.  

“As we continue to make waves in the lifestyle category, Catherine and Kailano bring a high level of sophistication to the Del Mar Collection, but still stay true to our roots,” said Jed Larkin, brand marketing director at Costa Sunglasses. “These frames are your ideal companion for life on and off the water—whether you’re enjoying a seaside sunset, sailing the coastline or grabbing happy hour at the end of the day.” 

Catherine and Kailano feature Costa’s polarized, color-enhancing 580G® lens technology for clarity and definition. The scratch-resistant glass lenses reduce haze and blur while boosting color for definition. The Bio-Acetate frame “reduces the carbon footprint of each pair by 54 percent when compared with industry-standard acetate,” noted Costa.

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Photos courtesy Costa Sunglasses