The materials used in TOMMY HILFIGER eyewear are made from hard plastics that provide stability, while still allowing the frames to be flexible, durable, and lightweight. In 2021, 58% of TOMMY HILFIGER eyewear was made with either acetate or polyamide materials.

Acetate is made of cellulose from wood pulp and oil-based plasticizers, which are then made into sheets from which eyewear frames can be cut and produced. Polyamide is made with polymerized plastics that are injected into a mold to set and create frames. Both materials are classified as hard plastics and are strong, flexible, and durable, making them ideal for eyewear.

Renewed acetate mixes recycled plastics and plasticizers with cellulose from wood pulp from certified, responsibly managed forests to create renewed acetate sheets, from which new TOMMY HILFIGER eyewear can be milled and cut.

Renewed acetate is a preferred alternative to conventional acetate, because it helps divert plastic waste from landfills and reduce environmental impact of oil extraction needed for new acetate.

The recycled plastic used to create recycled acetate comes from pre- or post-consumer recycled sources.

  • Pre-Consumer Recycled Materials – These are materials diverted from waste streams during the manufacturing process. For example, using leftover pieces of acetate sheets from manufacturing facilities to be melted down and remolded into new sheets.
  • Post-Consumer Recycled Materials – Materials generated by households or commercial and industrial facilities. When these products can no longer be used for their intended purpose and are recycled, they are then determined to be post-consumer and recycled into new acetate sheets.

Tommy Hilfiger requires recycled plastic in renewed acetate to be ISCC certified, and the cellulose to be FSC certified.

Our corporate policy (PVH’s Deforestation Policy) ensures that TOMMY HILFIGER products are not sourced from ancient or endangered forests.  

Bio-based Polyamide is a type of nylon partially made from castor oil monomers instead of petroleum-based plastics found in standard polyamide. These monomers are treated through a process called polymerization to create nylon pellets that are injected into molds to create hard, flexible nylon that is light, durable, and strong.

Replacing petroleum-based polyamide with bio-based polyamide helps to reduce the environmental impact from petroleum extraction needed for non-bio-based polyamide.

Tommy Hilfiger requires biological content in bio-based polyamide to be verified through Beta Analytics Biobased Carbon Content Analysis.

Our corporate policy (PVH’s Deforestation Policy) ensures that TOMMY HILFIGER products are not sourced from ancient or endangered forests.

ECONYL® regenerated nylon is made from nylon waste, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic. It helps to divert plastic from waste streams and reduce the environmental impact of the oil extraction needed for new nylon. Through a regeneration process, the nylon waste is recycled back to its original purity and injected into new eyewear molds in the same way as virgin nylon. That means ECONYL® nylon is as versatile as new, petroleum-based nylon.

Tommy Hilfiger requires ECONYL® recycled nylon eyewear frames to have ECONYL product certification.