SPY and the Surfrider Foundation Pair Up on Second Signature Frame
CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY® is Happy to continue its partnership with the Surfrider Foundation with the release of the SPY + Surfrider Foundation Frazier—an environmentally mindful sunglass frame made from 100% biodegradable Plantate™ and featuring the Happy Lens™. The second collaboration between SPY and Surfrider, the eco-friendly Frazier is the latest addition to SPY's Recompose Collection. Supporting the Surfrider Foundation's Rise Above Plastics campaign and their mission of protecting oceans, waves and beaches, SPY will happily donate $5 from each SPY + Surfrider Foundation Frazier sold to support their environmental efforts. Available in stores and online, MSRP for the SPY + Surfrider Foundation Frazier is $145.
- SPY Happy Lens™—a color contrast enhancing lens technology that studies suggest creates an uplift in mood and alertness
- Plantate—a 100% biodegradable plant polysaccharide material
- Trident™ polarization, which blocks 99% of the sun's glare
- Hytrel™ nose pads and temple tips become tackier when wet to ensure a comfortable fit in all conditions
- 8×4-base polycarbonate toric lenses
- 100% UV protection
"SPY has been a longtime champion of the Surfrider Foundation and they are now taking their support to another level," says Dr. Chad Nelson, CEO of Surfrider Foundation. "The new SPY + Surfrider Frazier is designed to raise both awareness and support for Surfrider's work to reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. The Frazier is built using eco-friendly materials and the design references nurdles—a plastic by-product found on beaches worldwide.”
SPY's color and contrast enhancing Happy Lens is the first and only lens technology designed to allow in the sun's "good" rays (long-wave blue light) that studies suggest create an uplift in mood and alertness, while still blocking the sun's "bad" rays (short-wave blue light and UV rays). Research indicates that exposure through the eyes to these "good rays" brings about a number of positive physiological changes, including elevated mood and increased alertness. Similar technology is used by lighting manufacturers in products designed to help with Seasonal Affective Disorder. SPY has a patent pending on this "therapeutic eyewear" and is the only eyewear company with this advanced technology.