Whilst the majority of high-end fashion glasses use regular plastics, we felt it was vital to create a collection with a strong sustainable pedigree.
Made from cotton and arboreal fibres, our cellulose acetate material is hypoallergenic, biodegradable and recyclable.
Using Mazzuchelli’s legendary processes, colours are vibrant and frames feel fabulous against the skin.
All of our Made In Italy frames are 100% biodegradable, as are our boxes and bags – saving the planet has never looked so good!
Through our Co-Director, World Champion Shotgun shooter Ed Solomons, we are delighted to have an association with German gun maker Krieghoff and have access to some fabulous sustainably sourced Walnut burl blanks.
Walnut is lightweight, hard wearing and imbued with a warmth and character that is unique to the material.
Once cut from the blank, the frame is said to be “in the white”. It is then meticulously hand worked by master stock finisher Jason Siviter at his workshop in the West Midlands.
This hand oiling protects and develops the grains and patterns hidden inside this wonderful material.
When the frame has been finished, the lenses are then precisely cut and assembled by hand to produce a truly one-off product that is sure to draw attention.
We are currently developing a new way of preserving our Walnut blanks and look forward to offering bespoke burl frames in 2020.
Sustainability. Individuality. Heritage
Sustainably sourced materials
Natural Horn is one of the oldest frame materials in the world and has a look that modern spectacle factories try to replicate using acetate.
Whilst at a quick glance some plastic frames can appear similar, on closer inspection the textures, striations and stunning colour transformations in different lights that characterises Buffalo Horn soon stand out.
All of our Buffalo Horn materials are sustainably sourced as a by-product of the farming industry and are a joy to wear.
They are lighter and stronger than acetate, completely hypoallergenic and have a depth and character which is unique to the material – no two will ever be the same!
Ideal for full customisation for a bespoke commission, our Horn and Walnut frames are also available as a Ready To Wear product, albeit in extremely limited numbers.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs and we look forward to helping you see life beautifully with Edwards Eyewear.
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