Enhance your optics with these lightweight wooden sunglasses. Turn heads with your distinguished look. Inspire curiosity about their exotic design.
Category 3 polarized lenses protect with UV 400 and reduce the sun’s glare – so you can spot the next local treasure along your trip or urban adventure.
The journey to Longquan – a region known for woodcraft and production – was both breathtaking and tiring aboard the public bus. Finally arriving in China’s peacefully beautiful countryside, the forest’s natural splendour charged us with energy. Our hearts were relieved, after spending many days visiting factories in China’s industrial cities seeking a humane and friendly supplier for our wooden and bamboo sunglasses.
After visiting a few local factories, we lacked anticipation when we came to James’ workshop. Yet the connection was powerful and immediate, when we saw all the employees smiling while moving their hands - truly making art out of each pair of sunglasses! His artisans are clearly experts who approach woodworking with joy. It was second nature to begin a partnership with this community of workers.
James’ knowledge of the manufacturing process runs deep; you could even say it’s his blood. After graduating college, he apprenticed with his uncle in the family’s sunglasses factory. James ventured to Longquan in pursuit of his dreams: to develop modern, stylish sunglasses using unique wood essences. A master at every step in producing wooden sunglasses, we watch as James’ creativity thrives, always bringing new ideas to make his craft striking and incomparable. There’s no doubt – James is the BEST sunglasses partner our MERSiŌ team could have found.
Only when you become aware of how our actions have a strong impact on our environment we can develop innovative solutions and take action by changing our consumption habits for a more sustainable future.
By purchasing these sunglasses you are making an ecological choice. Instead of opting for traditional plastic and chemically made sunglasses you are choosing Bamboo, a natural, reusable and sustainable material. Bamboo, used in most of our sunglasses, is extremely resistant and strong. Bamboo is the plant with the fastest growth on earth as it can grow up to 1 meter (3.28 feet) per day. If it was not enough, MERSiŌ co-founders made the commitment to plant one tree for each pair sold.