Bamboo Sunglasses

Bamboo glasses have been around for the past several decades, they have become a trend. In addition to being eco-freindly they have a unique and fashionable appearance. Unique in the respect that each pair of glasses is produced from a different plant, by hand. No two are exactly the same as would be the case with cookie cutter mass produced plastic and metal sunglasses. Each pair is as unique as the plants they were harvested from

Not unlike standard sunglasses Bamboo glasses also block UV light for proper eye care. They prevent retinal damage and promote long term visual health.

Bamboo for Quality and Strength

Bamboo is a very light weight wood, with an extremely fine grained texture. Properly worked bamboo has a sleek and comfortable feel. No other type of wood can match it, and plastic or metal glasses, fuhgeddabout it.

While it is true that Bamboo is prized for its aesthetic value, it is also popular for its practicality. Bamboo naturally possesses incredible flexibility, it has better strength-to-weight ratios than any other wood that Mother Earth has produced.



Converting a bamboo tree into sunglasses

Converting a bamboo tree into sunglasses is more labor intensive that other methods, more hands on human contribution is required. The labor involved, the handmade aspect, makes bamboo sunglasses more costly than mass produced and chemically induced products, but in the long run they are worth it. Not only worth it for the wearer, but Mother Earth will be thankful as well.

The correct variety of bamboo takes 3 to 5 years to reach maturity. Younger Bamboo has some other uses, but for our purposes 3 to 5 years is optimal. Older Bamboo, 6 years and up, loses its strength and flexibility, not unlike us older Humans. Sunglasses as a rule, are made from 3 to 5 years old bamboo.