OPTICIAN - FRAME MAKER
What materials our bespoke eyewear are made of?
Acetate bespoke eyewear
Acetate is a termo-plastic material mainly made up of cotton. It is used in eyewear for its non allergic properties. Acetate is also found in the luxury industry for the making of jewelry and hair accessories .
Buffalo horn bespoke eyewear
We mainly use buffalo horn from India and Madagascar.
This noble natural warm and beautiful material is composed of keratin. It is light, dense, non-allergic and biodegradable. This material exist in a dozen of colors and can be tinted.
Each sheet is different, and has its own unique stripes more or less visible.
This material is very rare and coveted in the eyewear industry.
Only certain type of turtle from the Galapagos island can be use for the making of glasses.
Those turtles are soon to be instinct and it is absolutely forbidden to kill them. The stock used are old and very limited. This is why the price is high.
Light and non-allergic, it has a long life expectancy and requires a regular and rigorous maintenance.
We have the privilege of collaborating with a tortoise shell specialist who has old stocks in accordance with the Washington convention.
Combinaisons of materials
We can also combine materials with each other, such as wood and acetate or even metal and horn.
Customize your eyewear
We can customize acetate frames with inlay of materials such as fabrics, leather, precious / semi-precious stones, wood, rhinestones, gold and silver.