sunglasses made from hemp and flax fibre composite by sam whitten
sunglasses made from hemp and flax fibre composite by sam whitten
jul 16, 2014
sunglasses made from hemp and flax fibre composite by sam whitten


sunglasses made from hemp fibre composite by sam whitten
all images courtesy sam whitten

 

 

 

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

hemp glasses

 

 

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