FOR OUT THERE℠ is our Commitment to Ocean Cleanup and Conservation


Ola Means Alive is deeply committed to the cause of ocean protection, cleanup, and conservation.  We deliver on this promise by making eco-ethical products that protect our customers on the water and in the sun, beginning with OLA MEANS ALIVE sunglasses.  

We design and manufacture two types of frames for our sunglasses.  Our Classic and NOX frames are made from reclaimed and recycled wood, or from sustainably sourced wood certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. 


Our Alana and Taylor frames are made from high density polyethylene thermoplastic (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polypropylene (PP) resins harvested from our oceans and recycled into useful material.  An estimated 12 million tons of plastic is dumped into the ocean each year and we are trying to do our part to remove some and put it to good use.    

Our Luxx™ lenses are made of a specially developed plant-based cellulose which is excellent for optical clarity and which resists grease, oil, aromatic hydrocarbons, and most common solvents.  They are polarized, UV400, providing nearly 100% protection from harmful ultraviolet light rays, blocking wavelengths up to 400 nanometers, including UVA and UVB rays. Ultraviolet, or UV, rays are electromagnetic radiation from the sun. 

We donate a portion of our profits to organizations helping to preserve, protect, and restore ocean habitats.  Your purchases have helped support the following organizations:

seachange.png  Sea Change Project - Motivating scientists, policymakers and individuals to engage meaningfully with nature and protect our oceans.


sccf-logo-new.png  Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation - SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed.

ocean-defenders-alliance-post.png  Ocean Defenders Alliance - Operating from ship and shore, ODA's all-volunteer boat and dive crews remove derelict fishing nets, traps, lines, plastic, and other man-made debris threatening ocean wildlife and habitats.

seaturtleinctx.jpg  Sea Turtle, Inc of South Padre Island, TX has a core mission to educate the public, rehabilitate injured turtles, and lead with conservation efforts.

oceancleanup.png  The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organization, is developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. 

favpng-ocean-conservancy-organization-marine-debris-conservation.png  Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.