Shield your eyes with bamboo shades from Cult Optics
If you’ve ever lost a pair of sunglasses to the watery depths of the ocean, you’ll appreciate the Cultiv8 collection of floating bamboo shades from Cult Optics.
While the vast majority of sunglasses are made from polypropylene, nylon, acetate or acrylic and house heavy glass lenses, Cult Optics’ collection of fashion-forward bamboo frames will protect your peepers and the earth. The reason being that bamboo is one of nature’s miracle materials that has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete and has a tensile strength that rivals steel. It also requires little water to grow, reaches maturity up to 40-times faster than traditional hardwood and produces 35% more oxygen than equivalent trees, so it contributes far more to the planet than it takes.
Cultiv8 sunglasses are laser cut and then individually finished by hand. The frames house polycarbonate optical cast polymer lenses, which are 50% lighter than glass, are shatter proof and provide 100% UV absorption. They also look pretty neat. Check out the Cult Optics range at Alfred’s Apartment.