Hemp Eyewear with Sam Whitten, Managing Director of Hemp Eyewear Ltd. Based out of Edinburgh, Scotland, the Hemp Eyewear team is made up of a group of passionate, hard-working designers. They have developed a world-first sustainable technology using hemp that can replace plastics for some applications. Collectively, they know there is a need to reduce carbon emissions and reducing plastic usage is part of this. Their line of frames do just that. The Hemp Eyewear team is ecstatic to bring the world’s first hemp fiber sunglasses to market.
The team at Hemp Eyewear has developed an innovative, sustainable technology that processes plant fiber into solid material. Each pair of sunglasses is handcrafted by artisans in Edinburgh, Scotland using sustainable technology, organic materials, and traditional artisanal techniques. Hemp is the ideal alternative to harmful plastics as it’s one of the most beautiful and sustainable materials on earth. Using hemp into the core material allows for a unique pair of sunglasses that are both one-of-a-kind and good for the planet. Hemp Eyewear is offered in three styles: WALDEN, MUIR, and EDEN. Each style is individually handcrafted by skilled artisans with ultimate attention to detail. The plant fibers from the hemp naturally form one-of-a-kind patterns in the frames making each pair special and irreplaceable. Everything about this eyewear is unconventional: the materials, the process, the design, and the look.