We take pride in our product and the standards we hold for Bonnie Clyde sunglasses — they must be built to last, planet-friendly, and sensibly priced. Read on as we dive into the specs of the specs and what we do to lower our environmental footprint.

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.

No. 7 in J. Gold · Cyan

Desierto in The Stampede

If you haven’t heard of Nylon lenses, we want to introduce them as the new bad boys on the block.

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.

Layer Cake in Cookies and Cream

Our metal of choice is stainless steel. We use it confidently for the custom core wire embedded within our acetate temples, as well as all of our metal temples and 5/7 barrel hinges.

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.

Summit in Cyan

Pico in Last Throne

We feel strongly about lowering our environmental footprint and increasing our manufacturing sustainability.

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.