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Crafted by Wires

Black/Black/Brown Sting Sunglasses

$ 230
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Innovation meets artisan hand craftsmanship in zero waste eyewear brand Wires. Combining 3D printed rims with a striking wire frame construction, each pair’s sustainable as well as seriously cool. STING are a pair of octagonal lens sunglasses with a cool wire frame.

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Sizing

Nose bridge width 23mm | Arm length 145mm 143mm/52mm/21mm

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Description

With their modern look and production process – combining zero waste methods of 3D printing and bent wire frames – Wires’ sunglasses and eyewear are as innovative as they come. The STING are a pair of octagonal lens sunglasses with a cool wire frame. The modern shape of their bio-lenses plus chunky bridge make them a statement choice – sustainable style. Each pair's handmade in Italy, with a hidden hinge design that's sleek and unusual.

Story

Wires is a visionary eyewear brand that does things differently. When founder Yair Neuman broke his sunglasses while travelling, he handmade a new pair from a single piece of wire – Wires’ first prototype. And after realising that this new process involved zero waste, he came together with friends Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira to found Wires. Their vision was to create a zero waste eyewear brand, and the result today is staggeringly sustainable – their rims are 3D printed in bio-plastic from castor beans, and secured with a single wire frame, handcrafted in Italy. While traditional acetate glasses are carved from a large block (the excess usually going to waste), even the dust from the 3D printing process is collected and reused in the next print run. The first pairs were handcrafted by artisans in Harare, Zimbabwe, using the African wire craft tradition, with more recent collections being handcrafted by a team of expert craftspeople in northern Italy.

Features

• Stainless Steel Wire Frame • Bio-plastic 3D Printed Rims • Bio-lenses with 100% protection against UVA/UVB and UVC rays • Screw-less invisible hinge design • Handmade in Italy • Each pair comes with a case, and microfibre cleaning cloth • Nose bridge width 17mm | Arm length 145mm

Special Care

• In the case of dirt or stains, please tend to the affected area with a clean, damp cloth before leaving me to dry. • Please store me in a cool, dry place when unused to best preserve my quality and longevity.