BY: CAROLINE ROLF
Is there any product today that can’t be made with hemp? We’ve seen this member of the grass family used in the creation of cars, homes and even the electric scooter. So what’s next in the market for this super plant? Get ready for the launch of hemp eyewear.
This original eyewear hit the market with the first model, “Crosby”, last month. The handcrafted sunglasses are as unique as they are sustainable. The plant fibres in the material make every pair one-of-a-kind.
This original eyewear hit the market with the first model, “Crosby”, last month.
The organic spectacles were a design first realized by Glasgow Caledonian University students Sam Whitten and Brad Smith. After much research for his final design project, Whitten understood the countless projects hemp could be used for and stated that, “Research into hemp and its possible applications led to the discovery of hemp and flax fibre composite sheet material which are impregnated with an eco friendly binder.” The result? A breathable and sustainable pair of sunglasses that is completely individual to the wearer. And no, they are not made out of marijuana.
The organic spectacles were a design first realized by Glasgow Caledonian University students Sam Whitten and Brad Smith.
Hemp has been used for thousands of years and has played an instrumental role in shaping our world. Industrial hemp can grow in any continent in conditions that few other plants would withstand. The fibres from this plant make it one of the strongest in the world and seven times more sustainable than its cotton alternative. Clothing, food, paper, building materials, plastics, fuel and now sunglasses – with hemp the sky is the limit.