THE MONC BLOG

Welcome to The MONC Blog, our Journal on all things that are happening and inspiring us in the MONC studio.

How Is Bio Acetate Made?

How Is Bio Acetate Made?

In 2019 we introduced The Conscious Collection - where each frame is made from bio acetate, an alternative to acetate that is made without the use of fossil fuels, but how is it made?
In The Frame: Jacob Barnes

In The Frame: Jacob Barnes

This month for In The Frame we are delighted to introduce you to Jacob Barnes, editor and chief of Soft Punk magazine - a platform for emerging writers and artists who make sense of the contemporary moment in their practices.
Glass Lenses for life

Glass Lenses for life

What you may be surprised to hear is that glass is very rarely used in sunglasses these days. Plastic lenses crept in and took over from glass when they became easier and cheaper to manufacture.
Sampling In Lockdown

Sampling In Lockdown

One of the biggest challenges we've faced during this lockdown period has been the process of sampling new products.
#adapt and create with HUW THOMAS

#adapt and create with HUW THOMAS

Huw has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to help inspire creativity within the home during lockdown whilst re-learning an old skill.
#adapt and create with RACHAEL COONEY

#adapt and create with RACHAEL COONEY

Rachael has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to inspire creativity at home, and shares her thoughts on the changes and benefits of restrictions when it comes to creativity.
#adapt and create with SCOTT FRASER SIMPSON

#adapt and create with SCOTT FRASER SIMPSON

Scott has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to inspire creativity at home, and shares his approach to the creative process while designing new pieces for his collection at home.
#adapt and create with ALICE VINCENT

#adapt and create with ALICE VINCENT

Alice is author of Rootbound: Rewilding a Life and a self-taught horticulturist since 2014. Alice started out sharing her experiences in gardening through @noughticulture and is now the 'go to' for plant care and knowledge in London.
#adapt and create with MATTHEW SPADE

#adapt and create with MATTHEW SPADE

Mat has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to inspire creativity within the home during times in isolation and chose four colours of our Conscious Kallio Spectacles to test our Home Try-On kit, whilst taking a series of self portraits at home.
Our New Kallio Frame is Here

Our New Kallio Frame is Here

This batch of Kallio frames is totally new, improved and we're really excited to show it to you.  
#adapt and create with BECKY OKELL

#adapt and create with BECKY OKELL

Becky has joined our #adaptandcreate campaign to help inspire creativity within the home during times in isolation and chose our London Fields sunglasses to wear whilst painting at home. 
#adapt and create with CHLOÉ KIAN

#adapt and create with CHLOÉ KIAN

To say that Chloé is ambitious about ethical lifestyle would be an understatement. We're delighted to be working with Chloé for #adaptandcreate and excited to share her favourite medium to express creativity at home - her journal.