A “maker” and avid outdoor enthusiast since childhood, Matt Poff left his corporate job and ventured to Vietnam - a manufacturing hub for outdoor and athletic gear – in 2017. Observing the waste and remnants that were by-products of manufacturing, Matt felt compelled to create products from this potential pollution.
Matt teamed up with Casey Jermyn, lifelong runner and owner of the Bozeman Running Company. Together, Matt and Casey began uncovering other sources of regenerated materials that could be used to create more sustainable products. They envisioned giving eco-conscious consumers a “say-so” – the ability to buy innovative gear they loved, without the impact to the planet.
The result was Sayso Shades – made from ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon, wrapped in 100% post-consumer polyester and packaged in FSC® certified recycled paper stock.
By sourcing renewable materials, we aim to give conscientious consumers an innovative, eco- friendly, affordable eyewear option without the impact to the planet”, says Poff. “And, we want to encourage other brands to adopt more sustainable sourcing and manufacturing processes by leading the way and modeling it in our own practices.”