Dick Moby’s mission started on a surf trip in 2012 when they were confronted with the huge amounts of plastic waste in and around the ocean. As surfers and sailors the founders of the brand decided to address the plastic pollution in a positive way by making high quality sunglasses out of biodegradable and or recycled plastic. After exploring options with various suppliers and plastic producing companies they met with the Italian company Mazzucchelli that was able to produce high quality bio-degradable acetate for them, and early 2014 they selected an independant Italian manufacturer of handmade glasses. Soon after DICK MOBY was born.
MADE IN ITALY
BASED IN NEATHERLANDS AND SHIPPING: INTERNATIONAL
Their black frame are made from 97% recycled acetate and 3% ink. Their cases are made from recycled leather. Their microfibre cleaning cloths are made from recycled from PET plastic bottles.
For the non black-coloured frames they use bio-based acetate. This material is made without crude oil or toxic plasticisers, bringing pollution down to a minimum.
Their glasses are handmade by Italian company Mazzucchelli.