For centuries, Hemp has been the world’s super crop used for everything from textiles in clothes to parts for cars. Considered the strongest plant fibre in the world, the Cannabis plant has been proven to be more sustainable than wood. After researching hemp and its possible applications, Sam Whitten discovered that he could create eco-friendly eyewear using hemp and flax fibre composite sheet material.
After compression moulding under heat to form and cure the material, the sunglasses are then coated with an eco friendly bio resin to add extra waterproof and strength properties. The expected launch date for the brand is December 2014.
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