Eyewear from upcycled vinyl records

By: Yulia Tishchenko - Published: • References: vinylize
Music, ecology and hand craftsmanship are the keynotes at innovative Vinylize in Hungary. The frames are made from recycled vinyl records, scoured from flea markets and antique shops. The very rich texture and distinctive grooves ensure a totally unique design.

Vinylize began because we wanted to make eyewear on a recyclable basis. We experimented by making old vinyl records into frames. The process has been refined over a number of years into a stylish and sophisticated product.

Some vinyl is valuable because of the content but not all and it’s those unwanted vinyl records that instead of just being thrown into landfill we remake into unique and very wearable eyewear. 

Vinylize frames are made unique by the vinyl record veneer that graces the front of the frame.

All our cases are handmade by sewing a zipper onto a 7" single and folding it in half.


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