|EASY ADJUSTMENT WoodOne Nessa in Dark Ash|
|LEATHER ACCENTS Miyagi Eternity|
|IN THE NEWS Paper & Paper Gordi|
|HORN OF PLENTY Ogi Seraphin Eden|
Look to frames made from natural materials for distinctive designs.
Natural materials have been used to make eyewear for centuries. Native Alaskans carved the first “snowglasses” out of walrus tusk and driftwood while many cultures used tortoiseshell to make frames and gem stones for lenses. The uniqueness of natural material frames makes them ideal for today’s eyewear.
WooDone’s ophthalmic and sunwear wood frames are one-of-a-kind handmade masterpieces consisting of eight layers of wood. The temples are completely smooth and use invisible screwless spring hinges for a comfortable fit. WooDone has also solved temple adjustment issues-the layers of wood bend when they are warmed to the proper temperature. Unisex Nessa has a soft square shape with plenty of room for any progressive.
The use of leather on frames is a technique that has been around for centuries. Miyagi Eyewear’s Eternity is a timeless piece featuring treated leather (to promote durability and prevent fraying) that is interwoven and bound with polished metal.
MODO Eyewear has multiple lines in its ECO collection that use natural materials. ECO Born Biobased eyewear is made from plant-based materials with 63% biobased content, as certified by the USDA. The Parana style in the ECO 2.0 Biobased line is produced from 63% castor seeds. This plant-based “plastic” frame has a deep B soft square front with higher temples; it comes in fun, bright colors to light up any dispensary. Ecobased offers a children’s line. ECO Recycled uses 95% recycled material, and the temple tips are adjustable.
Seraphin luxury eyewear by Ogi Eyewear offers two exquisite buffalo horn styles-Eden and Gleason. Each frame exhibits the unique natural striations and varied colors of the horn brought out by fine hand polishing the horn to a high gloss finish. Seraphin sources its raw materials ethically, ensuring that all of its buffalo horn is humanely harvested.
We all use paper in our daily life, even if we try to go paperless, it doesn’t work. What do we do with all this paper? If you are Paper & Paper Eyewear of Spain, you use it to laminate acetate frames or create eyewear with just paper. Paper & Paper makes one-of-a-kind frames that are bold and dynamic.
When you find a natural material line that fits your dispensary perfectly, go with it-it’s a natural fit.
Kat Leek-Tedeschi is the owner of Kat’s Eyes Optical in Phoenix, AZ.
WHERE TO FIND IT:
Miyagi Eyewear 800-678-9244 • miyagieyewear.com
MODO Eyewear 800-223-7610 • modo.com
Ogi Eyewear 888-560-1060 • ogieyewear.com
Paper & Paper Eyewear 011-34-634-999082 • paperandpapereyewear.com
WooDone SRLA 011-39-472-613-612 • woodone.it