An eyewear line that I have lusted from from afar, Hemp Eyewear just re-launched again on Kickstarter, this time for sunglasses. This is The ONLY eyewear company that I know about that is creating eyewear from HEMP, one of the most eco-friendly materials in the world. They are now finally offering eyewear that we can put our Rx’s in.. and or sunglasses with Carl Zeiss lenses. How great is that!!!

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, along with their Kickstarter campaign, they are going to donate 5% back to Ocean Cleanup and for that reason alone along with the fact that I will be the first to own a pair, I ordered. Other reasons as well, I like to support small eco-friendly independent businesses and I like the concept as well as the eyewear.

Hemp Eyewear

Hemp Eyewear frames are made from one of the most innovative and sustainable materials available, which transforms natural hemp fibre into solid wearable products. The hemp is durable, stronger and lighter than other materials traditionally used for eyewear frames, including carbon fibre.


Each pair of Hemp Eyewear is handcrafted, using traditional artisanal techniques. The new range stays true to the feel of the original collection – but now comes with an even stronger emphasis on premium quality, and with more options for users to choose from.


Every frame has its own unique natural plant fibre pattern, making every pair one of a kind. The new range features precision engineered 5-barrel hinges, bio acetate temple tips (100% recycled), and high quality titanium nose pads, adjustable to ensure a precise fit. The lenses used for Hemp Eyewear frames are made by industry leader Carl Zeiss, ensuring Hemp Eyewear users can enjoy crystal clear vision and the highest quality protection.


100% vegan and recyclable, the new Hemp Eyewear collection comes available in five different frame styles, allowing wearers to choose from classic and stylish looks, all while maintaining a bond with nature, and helping to reduce plastic waste. Any single vision or progressive lens can be fitted into the frames, allowing prescription eyeglass wearers to enjoy their natural hemp frames daily.


“Our goal,” says Hemp Eyewear founder Sam Whitten, “is to create innovative forward thinking eyewear, with high performance characteristics, at the same time doing everything we can to reduce the impact of plastic pollution and fossil fuel use. We want to ease the burden of plastics on the environment, and to be an example of positive change within the industry. It’s all about sustainability, that concept goes into every step, and every detail in our production process.”

Hemp Eyewear Front

About Hemp Eyewear 

Hemp Eyewear was founded in 2014 by Sam Whitten, after running a successful crowdfunding campaign. Hemp Eyewear received widespread attention for introducing the world’s first hemp eyewear frames. Since the campaign, they’ve set up their own production facility in an old biscuit factory in Edinburgh, where they have continued to improve their sustainable technology and develop their products.

The latest collection from Hemp Eyewear is available to pre-order on Kickstarter – from February 28 until March 4th, backers may pre-order the new styles at exclusive prices. Funds raised from the campaign will support Hemp Eyewear’s 100% in-house production at their new studio workshop, and 5% of the profits from the campaign will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup.

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For additional information about Hemp Eyewear, please visit our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.