1. Cellulose Acetate We use premium Italian plant-based plastic, noted for its light-weight strength and flexibility. It has the widest range of transparency and richness in color. 100% biodegradable. 100% breathtaking.
2. Nylon Lenses Often used as a high-impact performance material — durable and scratch resistant — nylon lenses allow us to experiment freely with unique shapes and forms. Most importantly, our lenses offer 100% protection from UVA/UVB rays, as well as maximum glare reduction.
3. Stainless Steel Core & Hinges Our steel core wiring offers added support for both our acetate and metal legs. While the industry standard hinges are 3-barrel, we opted for more with 5/7-barrel hinges for maximum durability. Plus, they honestly just look way cooler.
4. Family Manufacturing In addition to our biodegradable acetate and recyclable packaging, we also work with a small family-owned factory in Shenzhen, where employees are paid fair living wages and our relationship spans across three decades. We make limited quantities of our sunglasses to ensure materials and energy aren’t wasted sitting on the shelf. We aren’t perfect, but we are actively trying to learn ways to be better.