Acetate is used in frame making due to its malleable properties, and ability to allow an almost infinite pallet of colour combinations and styles. We source our acetate from two Italian makers. Mazzuchelli 1879 and Le/As have been making the cotton based plastic for a combination of over 200 years - together, their plethora of rich colours allows us to choose patterns and blends that we think complement the shape of each frame and how it will appear in contrast to different skin tones and styles of each user.
Our hinges and wire cores are sourced from Visottica Cometic. This Italian born organisation manufactures the most reliable and functional hinges in the world. All parts are made from nickel or anodised stainless steel that provides the strongest and most smooth functioning hinges for every frame. For our frames we have used a new hinge design that have been innovatively engineered for long lasting use.
Our lenses are sourced from Divel Italia. They've been providing top quality lenses around the world since the Second World War. Each of our lenses is made from CR -39 plastic which offers a huge range of diverse colours and a high refractive index, which ensures that your eyes are protected to highest standard. We also offer a selection of polarised lens frames to allow for 100% glare and UV protection.
Our leather is sourced in Europe from ethical suppliers, and handmade in England. All bovine hides are sustainably sourced, with most originally used in the dairy industry. Each hide is naturally tanned using vegetable tanning techniques to ensure longevity and suitability for use.
Each hyde is vegetable tanned using a selection of root matter such as tree bark, wood, and leaves. Each tannery has it's own way of vegetable tanning their leather so the mix can vary from product to product. Our leather is vegetable tanned in Belgium, so after it's been tanned it comes back to England where it's prepared for manufacture.