Bird makes beautiful, design-led eyewear using high-quality and sustainable materials – but this is award-winning, sustainable eyewear with a social purpose.
For every pair sold, Bird distributes a solar light to remote communities in Africa through its Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid.
The premium frames use materials including certified woods, bio-based acetate and repurposed aerospace aluminium. Founded by three brothers from Devon, the company’s aim is to drive change in the eyewear industry by designing beautiful frames that both look good and do good.
With each pair of Bird sunglasses purchased, a family in Africa benefits from a solar lamp. These solar lamps replace the standard kerosene lamps that are in most households.
By eliminating dirty kerosene lamps, families benefit from better health, leading to better mental wellbeing, fewer hours of work and school missed and enabling people to be more productive, as well as saving CO2. That’s the power of #shareyoursun
These frames are made with cellulose acetate, a natural and renewable material. It provides an eco-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastics that are typically used in mainstream eyewear.
Cellulose acetate is made by extracting cellulose fibres from cotton and wood pulp to create a transparent paste. This paste can then be coloured, processed and moulded into beautiful frames.
The KAKA cat-eye frame combines the best of both materials in a tried and trusted shape, to create extraordinary eyewear that is unique.
Made with Italian Mazzucchelli acetate frame and 100% wooden temples, ultra clear CR39 lenses with 100% UVA protection (UV400).