sunglasses made from hemp fibre composite by sam whitten
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sam whitten has designed and manufactured ‘hemp eyewear’, sunglasses made from a hemp fibre composite. ‘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,’ said whitten. the composite sheets require compression moulding under heat to form and cure the material which is normally done with machines. once the layers in the frame and legs are assembled, the sunglasses are then coated with an eco friendly bio resin to add extra waterproof and strength properties. to pre-order a pair, see here.
hemp material: start to finish
hemp logo detail