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Rio Designers Turn Scrap Wood Into Artisanal Sunglasses

By Anna Harcourt, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A group of young Brazilian designers are turning scrap wood from construction sites into high-fashion sunglasses.The Zerezes sunglasses are part of the growing world of sustainable fashion, mixing trends in international design with local materials and production.

The small-scale business was founded in 2012 by four friends, Henrique Meyrelles, Luiz Eduardo Rocha, Victor Lanari and Hugo Galindo Soares when they were studying product design at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro).

The idea arose when the group . . .

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