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Product Stories - Hemp Eyewear

As you know, we are always on the lookout for new brands creating innovative and suatainably made products. Hemp Eyewear is no different. They have designed and created the world's first sunglasses made from hemp. Hemp Eyewear was launched as a kickstarter crowdfunded project back in 2014, by product designer Sam Whitten. As part of his final year he came up with the idea of creating sunglasses from hemp fibre. Something which had never been done before.

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Hemp is stronger than cotton, more eco-friendly than plastic, completely sustainable and largely ignored. Hemp can grow in almost any climate and in unfavourable soil. Pesticides and isecticides which are normally used to grow other cops are not required. One of it's main advantages is that it can be grown and harvested within the space of a year making it super sutainable.

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hemp eyewear

Each pair of hemp sunglasses are unique. No two pairs are identical, as the plant forms different structures within the frame. Hemps are unisex and come in one size.

The sunglasses are coated in an eco-friendly resin which adds extra waterproofing and strengthening properties.  Complete with eco-friendly polarised lenses and a carry case also made from hemp.

Hand made in the UK by actual people with their hands!

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The sunglasses are available to buy in the shop. Each pair comes with it's own carry case also made from hemp.

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