VALLON collaborates with Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia to create the ultimate sustainable sailing sunglasses

“The ultimate eyewear for environmentally-conscious skippers, seafarers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Designed by sailors, for sailors.”

Sailing Sunglasses in Collaboration with Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia

It may be winter here in Australia, but that’s no excuse not to be using top quality eye protection.

VALLON is a performance eyewear company founded in Verbier, and dedicated to producing best-in-class sports sunglasses and snow goggles, without compromising on classic style.

  • Designed in-house by the VALLON team, the Malizia have a base-8 wraparound curve frame made from 85% recycled fishing nets. This leading sustainable material is an ultra-durable nylon 6, providing the right balance of strength and flexibility for all-day comfort. 
  • Working with Boris Herrmann, and Team Malizia, selecting a material that balanced sustainability with the capacity to withstand the world’s harshest sailing conditions was essential – along with excellent optics. The Malizia are built with VALLON’s proprietary polarized V52® lens technology which offers the highest optical clarity for nylon sports performance lenses on the market. 
  • The sunglasses are delivered in plastic-free packaging, including a red sports retainer and clip-on cushioned protective case – perfect for rough days at sea.
  • With every pair of Malizia sold, VALLON donates 10 mangrove seedlings to the Malizia Mangrove Park. And for every pair of eyewear sold by VALLON, 1kg of plastic is cleaned up and recycled from ocean shores worldwide. 
  • Tested day-in and day-out by Team Malizia during their rigorous Ocean Racing calendar, the Malizia are proving to be a professional skipper’s best friend!

Product specifications

  • Unisex
  • Color: Black (matt finish)
  • Lightweight: 32g
  • VLT: 14%


VALLON proprietary V52® technology

  • Polarized? Yes
  • ABBE value: 52 (exceptional optical clarity)
  • Lens Tint: Grey
  • Cat. 3 (VLT: 14%)
  • Excellent impact resistance for added safety
  • Anti-scratch and hydro-oleophobic coatings
  • 20% lighter than equivalent polycarbonate or Trivex materials used in sports/performance eyewear
  • 100% UVA/B protection

Frames & Features

Made from highly durable and resistant nylon 6 material produced using 85% recycled fishing nets. This material has been tested to match the performance of non-recycled materials commonly used in sailing

Base-8 wraparound curve for peripheral protection
Soft rubber nose pad for all-day comfort
Frame: 142mm
Lens size: 64mm
Nose bridge: 16mm
Temple length: 125mm

Sustainable practices

  • The Malizia are covered by the VALLON Lifetime Warranty.
  • 1kg of plastic waste is cleaned up and recycled for every pair sold.
  • For every pair of Malizia sold, 10 mangrove seedlings will be planted in the Malizia Mangrove Park.

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