JUPITER, Fla. (Sep. 26, 2023) – Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, welcomes two new lifestyle frames to its Del Mar Collection, Catherine and Kailano. Bearing inspiration from marine habitats, the two new frames elevate the Del Mar Collection with sophisticated style, eco-friendly materials and 580 glass (580G) lens technology.
For the first time since the Del Mar Collection debuted, Costa is growing the lifestyle collection with a new men’s and women’s frame. The Del Mar Collection is designed around the colors, patterns and textures of the sea and with Costa’s higher calling in mind – craft sunglasses with the highest quality lenses and protect the waters we love. Catherine and Kailano add to the collections offering of Bio-Acetate frames, marking one more step forward in Costa’s journey to reduce its impact on the watery world. Bio-Acetate is made from 67% natural and renewable materials (vegetable-based plasticizers and responsibly sourced wood pulp from FSC forests).
A sister frame to the best-selling Sullivan, Catherine features a soft cat-eye design and is named after St. Catherine Island, home to protected salt marshes that keep the island pristine. The refined frame possesses effortless elegance and modern detailing, including a core-wire temple design pulling straight from the waves. The more masculine Kailano derives its name from a Hawaiian word for the sea. The timeless square-shaped design, water-inspired temple and keyhole bridge are at home exploring coastlines or simply taking a load off. Ready for any adventure, both Catherine and Kailano are a six-base frame with medium wrap and west-coast vibes.
“As we continue to make waves in the lifestyle category, Catherine and Kailano bring a high level of sophistication to the Del Mar Collection, but still stay true to our roots,” says Jed Larkin, Brand Marketing Director at Costa Sunglasses. “These frames are your ideal companion for life on and off the water – whether you’re enjoying a seaside sunset, sailing the coastline or grabbing happy hour at the end of the day.”
Catherine and Kailano come with Costa’s polarized, color-enhancing 580G® lens technology for superior clarity and definition. These scratch-resistant glass lenses effectively reduce haze and blur, while boosting essential colors for superior definition. In addition, the lightweight and durable Bio-Acetate frame reduces the carbon footprint of each new pair by 54% when compared with industry standard acetate.
Starting at $242, Catherine and Kailano are now available at local dealers or Costasunglasses.com. For more information about Costa’s complete collection of award-winning performance, optical and lifestyle frames, visit Costasunglasses.com.
About Costa Sunglasses
As the first manufacturer of color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lenses, Costa combines superior lens technology with unparalleled fit and durability. Costa has made the highest quality, best-performing sunglasses and prescription sunglasses (Rx) for outdoor enthusiasts since 1983, and now its product portfolio includes optical frames. Costa’s growing cult-brand status ties directly to its purpose to provide high-quality products with a focus on sustainability and conservation as the company works hard to protect the waters it calls home. From the use of sustainable and water-friendly materials to its Kick Plastic initiative, #OneCoast efforts and meaningful partnerships with mission-aligned organizations, Costa encourages people to help protect the Earth’s natural resources in any way they can. Find out more on Costa’s website and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CostaSunglasses.