ROLF press release
ECO HEROES FROM TYROL: BEAN GLASSES WIN THE EUROPEAN GREEN AWARD
In April, Tyrolean eyewear manufacturers Rolf received the European Green Award Gold Trophy from the European Institute of Applied Sustainability for their glasses made out of beans. The reason was simple: not only are their latest plant-based bean glasses produced locally and in an environmentally friendly way in the Tyrolean valley of Lechtal, they are also made from a raw material that regrows incredibly quickly: a species of the Euphorbiaceae family. What’s more, thanks to 3D printing and the patented Flexlock hinge, the glasses don’t have any screws and are therefore long-lasting and low-maintenance. Even if the glasses do reach the end of their lifespan, they can be put back into the cycle and reused.