Frames

The Bio-Resin Raw Material ProcessThe Bio-Resin Raw Material Process is part of our Kick Plastic initiative to reduce our carbon footprint and protect our planet’s waters. Our earth-friendly bio-resin frames are durable and lightweight, and hold their shape under the harshest conditions.

Bio-Based Resin Castor Planet Seeds

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Seeds from the castor plant are harvested and processed into castor oil.
Bio-Based Resin Castor Oil

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Castor oil is used to produce a natural raw material known as bio-based plastic resin.
Bio-Based Resin Reduction in Emissions

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Use of bio-based resin vs. petroleum based resin offers a 70% reduction in emissions and our overall carbon footprint.
Bio-Based Resin Foundation for Plastic Sunglass Frames

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Bio-Resin is the foundation for our plastic sunglass line of frames. And unlike petroleum plastics, they don't take 500 years to break down.
Bio-Based Resin Technological Advancements

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Our process is comprised of several technological advancements that have a major impact on sustaining our planet and it's oceans.

Frame Qualities and Options

Costa offers frames to meet everyone's needs. Customers can choose a frame based on color, hypoallergenic materials, durability, lightness, cost and uniqueness. Each frame offers its own performance advantages and style features for eyewear that fits every occasion.

Co-Injected Nylon Frames

Our nylon frames are tough and durable, with more color options manufactured using the environmentally friendly bio-resin process. TR-90 nylon is a premier material for sports and performance frames as it is resistant to heat and cold. Though it is flexible, it is still durable. Nylon is easly molded into wraparound and other shapes.

Mag Bay in Matte Sunset Fade with Silver Mirror technology

Shown: Mag Bay in Matte Sunset Fade with Silver Mirror technology
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Metal Frames

Metal Frames provide a different look and feel. We use only the best in metals - marine-grade corrosion-resistant Monel® and lightweight, hypoallergenic titanium.

KC in Rose Gold with Silver Mirror 580 technology

Shown: KC in Rose Gold with Silver Mirror 580 technology
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Combination Frames

If mixing it up is your thing, we combine the best of bio-based resin with our corrosion-resistant metals. The combination of materials also allows for more style variations.

Pawleys in Retro Tortoise with Silver Mirror 580 technology

Shown: Pawleys in Retro Tortoise with Silver Mirror 580 technology
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Rimless

Rimless eyeglasses are feather-light because there is simply less nylon frame material sitting on your face. They're generally more comfortable, more streamlined and perfect for a variety of sports.

Ballast in Shiny Black with Gray 580 technology

Shown: Ballast in Shiny Black with Gray 580 technology
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Frame Materials

Costa Pawleys
Shown: Pawleys in Matte Black with Green Mirror Polarized with Costa’s 580 technology

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Costa Tower
Shown: Tower in Gold with Blue Mirror Polarized with Costa’s 580 technology

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A] Co-injected Bio-Based Nylon

Our bio-based nylon frame material is tough and durable. As a result, Cost'a co-injected frames offer the best-fit and greatest comfort on the market today.

  • Best Fit
  • Best Fit
  • Best Fit
  • Greatest Comfort

B] Corrosion-Resistant Monel Metal

Monel's super tough, corrosion-resistant alloy is often used in marine applications. If you are on the water a lot, Monel stands up to the challenge.

  • Best Fit
  • Great on the Water
  • Best Fit
  • Corrosion-Resistant

C] Hydrolite Rubber

Hydrolite is our proprietary, hypoallergenic rubber which prevents slippage. We use Hydrolite rubber on comfort spots such as nose pads and temples.

  • Best Fit
  • Prevents Slippage
  • Best Fit
  • Hypoallergenic

D] Titanium

Titanium is as strong as steel but lighter weight, making these frames perfect for sports. Though titanium is one of the strongest metals, it reverts back to its original shape even after exerting pressure. Titanium is often used in prosthetics because it is hypoallergenic and corrosion-resistant.

  • Best Fit
  • Perfect for Sports
  • Best Fit
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Best Fit
  • Corrosion-Resistant

E] Beta Titanium

Beta titanium is a hypoallergenic titanium alloy made by blending titanium with other metals. It is extremely durable and strong, but bends, reducing damage and broken frames.

  • Best Fit
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Best Fit
  • Strong but Flexible

Tri-Lateral Fusion

Tri-Lateral Fusion
  • We are the industry leader in this manufacturing process.
  • Original bilateral and trilateral styles are created by bonding together two or three distinct colors into one frame.
  • Each layer is comprised of solid color bio-resin. The result is a highly durable frame with chip-proof color.
  • We offer multiple unique color combinations in both bilateral and trilateral styles.

Quality Hinges

Quality Hinges

Our corrosion-resistant, stainless steel flexible hinges keep their shape and fit perfectly.

They come in three types:

  • Integral
  • Optical spring
  • Five-barrel optical