Recycled readers

The sustainable choice has never been so eye-catching

At OjeOje, we keep a constant eye on the climate situation and actively source materials that will have the greatest impact. This means that all our frames are made of recycled plastic, which originates from either transparent or colored plastic packaging used in the food and beverage industry. Instead of ending up as waste in a landfill site – or worse, polluting the environment – it is recycled and transformed into our unique, cheeky, always colorful OjeOje reading glasses and sun readers, which you can mix and match to create an extra-eye-catching look.

See all our eye-catching recycled reading glasses

• All our frames are made of recycled plastic, which originates from transparent or colored plastic packaging used in the food and beverage industry. BPA and phthalates free.

• Each pair of glasses comes with a FSC-certified paper case in robust and water resistant design.


Our hand-sewn cases are made from upcycled old fabric scraps sourced through the Danish textile company, Kvadrat. The cases are sewn in Denmark by the organization Soroptimist, a global volunteer organization. They work at a local, national and international level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls. All profits from the sale of our cases go to Soroptimist to support their cause.

• Our upcycled hand-knitted cords for glasses are made from no-waste yarn through the Danish company, Coffee Beanies, which works to create better farmers in Burundi.

• We also design and handcraft reading glasses from existing glasses, which have been mix together in a new, colorful and sustainable way. The purpose of our upcycled reading glasses is to emphasize our focus on upcycling. There is no reason for us to burden our planet by constantly producing new. We must all take responsibility and rethink.

 We keep a wary eye on the climate situation and strive to have the greatest possible impact with our projects. All our frames are designed in Denmark, then produced and shipped from our carefully selected supplier in Taiwan. We further reduce our CO2 footprint by exclusively using FSC-certified cardboard and paper and the absolute minimum packaging possible.

 We support the Danish environmental organisation Plastic Change, which fights to achieve ambitious national goals for the reduction and recycling of plastic.

• We donate reading glasses to refugee camps in Mizoram through CHO (Chin Health Organization).

• We donate reading glasses to African women through the Danish company, Coffee Beanies, which works to create better farmers in Burundi.

• We collaborate with the Danish Væksthuset, where we help young people who need extra help and support in the employment market. 

Together we open the world's eyes for the climate and each other! 

What is recycling?

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and products. It could be food packaging, toys, clothes or furniture. A good example is our glasses, which are made from recycled plastic that have previously been by-products like food packaging and screw caps.

What is upcycling?

Upcycling, on the other hand, is about reusing waste materials in their original form. Our glasses cases are an excellent example of upcycling. They are sewn from surplus fabric from the Danish textile company, Kvadrat. The fabric remains as it is, but goes from being leftovers to a new and usable glasses case.