Italian eyewear company Safilo has launched a collection of eco-friendly glasses for children.

As part of the Kids by Safilo range, introduced two years ago, the new Green Back-to-School 2017 collection has sought to maintain the company’s sustainability credentials while guaranteeing quality products for children.

The frames, which have been co-designed with paediatric ophthalmologists, are composed of two bio-based polymers, both derived from castor oil – a natural renewable source. The first bio-polymer gives the styles rigidity and strength, while the second ensures comfort and safety for the child, said Safilo.

The company has kept the needs of child patients very much front of mind during the design process, making the frames flexible, light-weight, washable and free of sharp edges.

A selection of bright colour combinations of red and black, blue and yellow, red and pink and blue and red, are sure to appeal to young patients.