In New York, sunglass company Christopher Cloos has added new styles to the biodegradable sunglass line it launched late last year with Greatest Of All Time quarterback Tom Brady under center as spokesman. The line focuses on classic shapes and designs and uses M49 Mazzucchelli, a bioplastic made in Italy and composed of cellulose acetate, in its frames.
Brady credits his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, with raising his awareness of the environment. “She’s committed her time and energy to the environment and sustainability, and that has shaped our lives,” he tells Vogue.
The glasses also provide the light protection the ageless star requires as he adjusts to the sunnier climate in Tampa Bay—possibly made worse by the reflection off of the bling of his six Superbowl rings. “I have worn more sunglasses in the last twelve months than I have in my entire life,” Brady adds. “It’s sunny year-round, and then being out on the water—you need a great pair to protect your eyes from sun damage.”