Coral Eyewear is proud to announce a new partnership with Virgin Voyages which includes the opening of a dedicated sustainable sunglasses store on board its fleet of luxury cruise ships.
Sailors travelling on-board Scarlet Lady, which stops at destinations including Mexico and the iconic Beach Club in Bimini, will be able to choose sunglasses from over 30 style and colour combinations. Coral's best-selling mirrored-polarised sunglasses have been engineered to reduce glare and enhance colour perception; a particular strength given the sunny surroundings.
All of the British brands’ luxury sunglasses are created with ECONYL® regenerated nylon - an innovative material made with harmful nylon waste such as fishing nets and carpet waste, which would otherwise pollute oceans. As well as cleaning oceans, the material also reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% when compared with the material from oil.
The Coral Eyewear store is part of a wider retail experience offered by Virgin Voyages, which includes the Virgin Vinyl record store and offerings from luxury brands such as Bvlgari, Vivienne Westwood and MAC Cosmetics.
Sustainability is at the centre of Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, winner of Cruise Critic’s Best New Cruise Award for 2021, with single-use plastics including bottles, bags, straws and take-away tea and coffee cups all banned from the guest experience. Richard Branson’s latest venture has also taken measures to reduce fuel demand and offset its carbon dioxide emissions through onboard technology that generates energy using heat from the ship’s engines, and through the purchase of carbon offsets.
George Bailey, Coral Eyewear Co-Founder, says:
“The entire team at Coral Eyewear is incredibly excited to launch our sunglasses on board Virgin Voyages. Scarlet Lady has completely changed the game when it comes to luxury travel, and I can't wait to see this partnership grow.”
Bringing handcrafted, recycled products created with regenerated ocean waste to beautiful locations such as Miami, The Caribbean and Mexico shows that sustainability doesn’t have to compromise on style.”
Jill Stoneberg, Director of Sustainability and Social Impact at Virgin Voyages said: "Part of our brand ethos is aligning with like-minded companies that are also looking to make a positive impact on our oceans. We're excited to collaborate with Coral Eyewear to bring their eco-friendly and fashion-forward designs directly to our Sailors."