The use of Natural materials in the eyewear industry is growing. The strongest trend is wood and bamboo. We have also included skateboards, as most are made from wood. Wood sunglasses can be made from plywood, wood veneer, reclaimed wood, composite, FSC certified wood, driftwood, baseball bats, wood flooring, skate decks and whiskey barrels.
The use of Buffalo horn and Cork is strong. This year has seen the launch of two marble eyewear companies, Sam Whitten’s Hemp sunglasses is up and running, there are about 5 companies utilizing natural stone. Leather Eyewear seems to be on the upswing. several companies have incorporated sea shells or abalone into their product mix. Other materials are deer and reindeer horn and mammoth tusks.
We have not listed solid gold or silver eyewear companies. We have not listed any wood or bamboo companies that do not have a website or kept their Facebook pages updated.
50 Countries are represented here and this is not all the companies.
- Nomade (Tendil) Sold on Etsy
- Fritz Frame Established in 2010
- Top Heads Bamboo and wood sunglasses
- Grown Design plants trees
- Arrow Project bamboo sunglasses funded via Kickstarter
- Holloway– Give back, wood and skate deck eyewear
- Sticks and Sparrow (Victoria)
- Wooden Republic (Sydney) Funded via Kickstarter
- Antonio Verde Eyewear; Used FSC certified wood, bamboo, established in 2013.
- Goldson Wood Sunglasses: Limited Edition wood sunglasses
- Splinterr Eyewear based in Antwerp, for every frame sold, a tree is planted. Carl Zeiss lenses.
- Oculos Zerezes based in Rio De Janerio. Has both wood and acetate sunglasses.
- Recycled Sunglasses: Skate Deck sunglasses.
- Against The Grain (Toronto) Wood sunglasses sold online and through retailers.
- Bohten Eyewear: Wood Eyewear company, seen on Shark Tank, gives back.
- Go Wood: Also has wood cell phone cases. plants trees
- Kuma Eyewear; Wood sunglasses and Acetate sunglasses with bamboo temples. Plants trees for every frame sold.
- Lumbr Wood Eyewear: Wood sunglasses and plants trees
- Botany Co Eyewear : Established in 2012, bamboo sunglasses. The eyeglass cased are made from organic cotton or recycled fabric and handmade in Caledon, Ontario
- Bambuddha (Vancouver) bamboo sunglasses funded via Kickstarter
- Corvus Fittings Bamboo Sunglass company established in 2015
- Second Shot; Recycled Skatedeck Sunglasses. Also do watches, purchase online or through retailers
- Willted Bamboo Sunglass line thats gives back to World Wildlife Fun.
- Karun, Certified wood sunglasses, sunglasses made with reclaimed salmon skin and upcycled ghost net sunglasses.
- Woo Eyewear, FSC certified wood, optical and sunglasses
- Skymood Wooden Sunglasses Also has cork sunglasses.
- Takemoto (Hong Kong) one of the first to start selling wood eyewear on the internet and in Etsy.
- Vartez Eyewear: Bogota, Columbia, watches and other wood products.
- M.A.D.E: Copenhagen, molded wooden veneer,
- Framed by Karl: Wood Sunglasses
- Aarni Wood Eyewear, FSC certified wood, watches and sunglasses
- Kraa Kraa Eyewear, Wood, Cork, Leather and Limited EditionEyewear. Red Dot Design Award in 2013
- Pollot Eyewear
- Arka Creations:
- Dorillat– Established in 1960, they offer Horn Eyewear
- Francois et Sebastien:
- Historie De Voir Leather Eyewear and Sunwear. Made in France. Sold online and optical shops.
- Inbo :Wood eyewear, bikes and skateboards
- Inoxi Optical: Horn Eyewear
- Lucas De Stael: Uses natural elements such as stingray, cork and wood to adorn the eyewear. Sold through eyecare professionals.
- Mu Visions: Wood Eyewear
- Origin Eyes: Wood and Horn eyewear
- Ozed Wood Eyewear Company: Founded in 2012, wood eyewear. Sold online and through retailers
- Rezin Wood Eyewear (FSC certified wood), Uses natural stone , has a give back program through the website gooddeed.com
- Rigards Eyewear: Horn Eyewear. Sold online and through eyecare professionals.
- Waiting For The Sun– Wood and Acetate eyewear. Sold online and through retailers.
- Brillen House Eigensign, wood and horn eywear
- Design Naturell Horn Eyewear
- Dominik Gasser Wood Eyewear
- Eric Lauer, Wood and Horn Eyewear
- Freddie Wood– Buffalo horn Eyewear. Sold through eyecare professionals.
- Hoffman Natural Eyewear: Horn Eyewear
- Herrlict Eyewear– Wood eyewear
- Karma Wood Sunglasses
- Kerboholz wood sunglasses and watches
- Papperlook: Eyewear made with paper. Sold online and through retailers.
- Schnuchel– Horn Eyewear
- Wood and Cotton Wood sunglasses, sold online
- Wood Fellas, wood and horn eyewear, sold online and through retailers.
- Alexander Exotic Materials Eyewear: (Thessaloniki) Horn eyewear sold through their optical shop, ebay and etsy
- Double O Sunglasses, (Crete) Wood Sunglasses
- Helios Look: Wood sunglasses
- Holywood Sunglasses: Wood Sunglasses
- Rota Dentada (Crete) Wood eyewear
- Xylo Eyewear: Wood Sunglasses
Hong Kong (China)
- Smith Norbu– Horn Eyewear and sunglasses. Offers Bespoke buffalo horn eyewear. Sold online and through retailers.
- Simon Says Concepts: Paper eyewear
- Wood Eyewear; Wood Eyewear
- Moonshades (Budapest) Cork composites Sunglasses that were funded on Indiegogo in 2016.
- Rozi Eyewear– Wood sunglasses
- Woody Wood Sunglasses
- Barrique Wood eyewear made with reclaimed wood.
- Budri Marble Eyewear, sold through eyecare professionals.
- Catuma- Uses stones and wood veneers. Also has a collection using water buffalo horn.
- Dolphi– Wood Eyewear sold though eyecare retailers.
- Epos– Wood eyewear sold through eyecare professionals.
- Eyecon Handmade Wood Eyewear
- Feb31st– Wood Eyewear
- Hera Art and Luxury– FSC certified wood, plywood layers, Mother of Pearl treatments.
- Gufo Italy Gufo Design, wood sunglasses
- Kuio Occhiali– Leather Eyewear sold through retailers.
- Mora Eyewear : Marble and semi-precious stone eyewear
- Ottica Urbani (Venice) optical shop established in 1952. They make both wood and horn eyewear out of their optical shop.
- Paloosca: Wood Eyewear
- Paper Style Eyewear: Eyewear made with Paper.
- Slave to Ancestors- Eyewear made with leather.
- Tree Spectacles, FSC certified wood
- U Chic Milano Eyewear– Leather Eyewear
- Wooclass– Give Backs to health. Sold through retailers and online.
- Woodone, Established in 2009, wood eyewear and bowties. Sold though retailers and online.
- W-Eye; Sold though eyecare professionals and online.
- Roots – Eyewear made from bamboo
- O-Tree (Seoul) Cork temple Sunglasses. Sold online and thru retailers.
- Wood Proof plants trees
- Beaver Bril– Makes eyewear from paper, wood, denim, stones. Sold online.
- Jefferson Eyewear– Seven layers of wood are used in the production of the eyewear. Sold through optical shops.
- Kees Wennekendonk, Wood, mammoth tusk and buffalo horn eyewear.
- Palo Wood Sunglasses Netherlands and Singapore. Plants Trees, skate deck eyewear.
- Time For Wood
- Funk Trunk Wood Sunglasses, watches and phone cases
- Cara D’Paul Eyewear: Uses cork, skin and other natural materials as embellishments . Eyewear sold through eyecare professionals.
- Skog Eyewear, plants trees sold sold online and retailers
- Lunette Eyewear, used FSC certified wood sunglasses. Sold online.
- Woodfarm Wood sunglasses sold online.
- Woodsun Founded in 2012, Wood Sunglasses
- Hemp Eyewear – Sunwear made from Hemp
- John Angus Eyewear: Wood sunglasses, plants trees, sold online and through retailers.
- Luca Wood Eyewear: Wood eyewear line by optometrist.
- Woodstock Eyewear: Established in 2013- Wood sunglasses
- Ballo Eyewear:
- Hout Couture Eyewear: For every pair of Hout Couture wooden sunglasses sold, a seed will be planted through the Eco-Schools Programme, one of the many initiatives supported by WWF-SA and Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA).
- Kraft Eyewear: Wood Sunwear
- SK8 Shades: Sunglasses made with reclaimed skateboard decks
- Anmara Eyewear: Horn eyewear
- Feler Sunglasses, wood sunglasses, wood temples with acetate. Established in 2016.
- Fusters Eyewear Lwood eyewear, wood sunglass with ikat temples.
- Indiana Formentra, (Formentra) wood and cork eyewear. Sold online and via retailers.
- Laveta Eyewear: wood veneer and inlays in wood sunglasses
- Nagel Ibiza:wooden sunglasses with Carl Zeiss lenses. Sold online and through retailers.
- Nina Mur Eyewear: Established in 2015, Uses Plywood in sheets. Carl Zeiss lenses, sold online and through retailers.
- Palens/ Bimbux Barclona: Wood and Denim Sunglasses. Funded via Kickstarter. Sold online and through eyecare retailers.
- Ribot Sunglasses: (Barcelona) Established in 2012, wood sunglasses
- Tangata Eyewear: (San Pablo) Established in 2015, wood sunglasses.
- Touch The Sky: wood and bamboo temples. Sold online and through retailers.
- Trackswear: Vinyl and wood sunglasses. Sold online and through retailers.
- Vuerich B Eyewear: recycle wood to make eyewear and other products. Established in 2010.
- Woodglass: sold online
- Woodys Barcelona: Established in 2013, wood sunglasses.
- Zura Wood Eyewear:
- Sideroot : Wooden Eyewear
- Tree Angle ShopL Established in 2013 give back company
- Wood3n: wood sunglasses made with recycled wood.
- Bambood: Bamboo Sunglasses
- Einstoffen: Wood Sunglasses. Uses FSC certified Wood. Also uses natural elements as stones. Sold through eyecare professionals.
- Exalt Cycle: Established in 1995, uses cork embellishments in their eyewear.
- Marcus Marienfeld Horn Eyewear: Buffalo Horn eyewear
- Urban Republiq (Zurich) horn eyewear sold online.
- Bambooka: Bambooka sunwear, Gives back to Vision projects.
- Cambell Marson Wood Eyewear and sunglasses made from Reclaimed flooring. Sold online and through retailers.
- Canopy Eyewear (London) Wood sunglasses sold online.
- Colin Leslie, Established in 2009. Sustainably sourced Bamboo Sunglasses
- Finlay and Co Wood eyewear. Sold through eyecare professionals
- I am Bamboo , Bamboo sunglasses, Plants Trees and sold through retailers and online. Established in 2012.
- Igi Sunglasses Established in 2016, wood sunglasses sold online.
- Jambo Sunglasses, Gives back to Vision. Wood sunglasses
- Lumberland Co .Wood sunglasses sold online
- Moat House Eyewear Wood sunglass sold online.
- Old Youth Wood eyewear
- Plantwear eyewear and watches. Plants Trees
- Swole Panda, Bamboo Sunglasses and clothing
- TD Tom Davies– Horn Eyewear
- Termite Eyewear, makes eyewear and sunglasses from recycled wood.
- Ramsey Supply (Gilbert) You choose your charity to give back to.
- Alexander Trees (Petaluma) Give Back, 1% for the Planet. Wood temples and wood sunglasses.
- Bright Future (San Francisco) Wood Sunglasses Gives back to Education
- Brushwood (Huntington Beach) Wood Sunwear Founded in 2010.
- CaliSons (Venice Beach) Wood sunglasses. Funded via Kickstarter 2015.
- Edlee (Hermosa Beach) Bamboo and Wood sunglasses with polarized lenses. Establisheds in 2016.
- Green Eyes Eyewear (Los Angeles) Bamboo and other sustainable eyewear options. Gives Back to Prevent Blindness.
- Hewn Sunglasses (San Francisco) Launched via Indiegogo. Polarized lenses. Give back to Charity Water
- Kahoy Kollection (Long Beach) Founded in 2012 by an optician, they have a Flagship store, sell to retailers as well as sell online. Acetate fronts with bamboo temples.
- Kynd Clothing (San Diego) Bamboo Sunglasses. Kynd Clothing offers bamboo and hemp clothing as well.
- Maverick Eyewear (Venice Beach) wood sunglasses, Has some charities programs.
- Morning Wood (Santa Barbara) Launched in 2016 they have a bluetooth componet, so you do not lose your eyewear.
- Nesian Wooden Eyewear (San Diego)
- Sires Eyewear (Los Angeles) Wood Eyewear, will set up appointments.
- Som Noir (San Francisco) Bespoke Horn eyewear
- Sunglasses By Tower (San Diego)
- Tree Hut (San Francisco) Made in the USA.
- Tree Tribe (San Diego) Wood and bamboo eyewear, plants trees for sunglasses sold.
- We Wood (Los Angeles) Wood sunglasses, sold online and through eyecare retailers. Plants Trees.
- Wooed By Wood (San Francisco) Uses reclaimed wood, makes skatedeck sunglasses,
- Woodies (Malibu) Acetate and bamboo sunglasses. Established in 2012
- Woodie Specs (San Diego) Gives back to Vision Projects. Watches. Established 2013
- WoodZee (Chico) Established in 2013
- Wooed by Wood (San Francisco) Wood and Skatedeck sunglasses. Donate back to deforestation projects.
- Ziba Wood Sunglasses (Newport Beach, CA)
- Eqo Optics (Colorado Springs) Sunglasses made from recycled skatedecks. Polaroid lenses.
- Thrive Shades (Denver) plants a tree for every sunglass sold. Wood and bamboo sunglasses.
- Kayu Sunglasses (West Hartford, CT) Bamboo Sunglasses
- Black Springs Folk Art
- Driftwood Shades (Naples)
- BadSpade Bamboo Sunglasses (Casselberry)
- Gold And Wood (Luxembourg and Miami) Established 1995, Luxury eyewear and sunglasses.
- Sawyer Sunglasses (Naples)
- Tommy Owens Eyewear Give back
- Westwood Tribal
- WoodRoze (Orlando)
- DeckSpecks (Atlanta) sunglasses using recycled skate decks.
- Moku Sunglasses (Maui)
- Arc Iris Wood Eyewear (Boise) wood eyewear made in the USA
- Cassette Eyewear bamboo sunglasses
- Proof Eyewear (Boise)
- Boho Vesper (Chicago) Clothing line that offers bamboo sunglasses.
- Drift Eyewear (Chicago) wood and acetate eyewear and sunwear.
- Urban Spectacles (Chicago) Custom, Bespoke wood eyewear.
- Wooden Specs Studio (Indianapolis) made in USA, can be found on Etsy.
- Medicine Werx, wood sunglasses, plants trees via Trees For The Future,
- iWood Eco Design (Louisville) eyewear from reclaimed wood from luxury jets. Uses Carl Zeiss Lenses and Made in USA
- Keep Wood Eyewear: wood and bamboo eyewear. Participates in Trees For the Future. Uses polarized lenses.
- I want Root Eyewear (New Orleans) wood, bamboo sunglasses and watches
- Traps Eyewear, (Portland) Eyewear made from reclaimed lobster traps. Collaborations with LL. Bean, Sperry Topsider.Established 2014
- Peeping Tom Wood Sunglasses (Centerville) Wood Sunglasses and watches.
- 1st Element (Ann Arbor) Bamboo Sunglasses. They donate back to deforestation projects.
- Homes Eyewear (Detroit) wood eyewear made from salvaged wood from abandoned homes in Detroit. Made in USA. Established in 2012
- Raw Wood Eyewear (Grand Rapids) Bamboo and Wood sunglasses. Work with Trees for the Future and plant trees for every sunglass sold.
- Shinola (Detroit) opening 2017
- Spectrum Sunglasses (Bloomfield) China and Europe
- Shek Eyewear Leather Eyewear: Leather Eyewear
- Parkman Sunglasses (Mountside) wood sunglasses, limited edition vinyl record sunglasses and acetate sunglasses
- Adam Mugavero Bespoke wooden eyewear and sunglasses
- Nerdy Frames
- OnEye Deer (Brooklyn) wood sunglass with Carl Zeiss mirrored lenses. Polarized lenses.
- Specs of Wood (Woodmere) colorful wood eyewear.
- Vu Frameworks , Wood and acetate sunglasses, skate deck sunglasses Flagship location in NY .Established in 2011
- SuStylish (Hampstead) bamboo temples with acetate fronts.
- Swell Vision https://www.swellvision.com
- Johnny Fly , Leather, wood sunglasses and bowties
- 88 Eyewear Wood and Skate Deck Sunglasses
- Annie Shades (Alliance) Made in USA. Sold online and through retailers.
- Nautique Optix (Cincinnati,) Made in USA
- Bome Eyewear (Portland) Made in USA, sunglasses are polarized lenses,
- Bosky Optics (Portland) Wood Sunglasses, has artist series, will do custom eyewear. Established in 2015.
- Figs Eyewear (Bend) New made in USA wood sunglass line. Use only reclaimed wood.
- JBird Collective: Leather Eyewear
- Shwood (Portland) Wood eyewear and sunglass company. Innovative use of wood. Whiskey barrels, baseball bats, seashells all make up some of their unique uses of wood.
- Barring Eyewear (Philadelphia) Donates back to fighting cancer, Wood and acetate sunglasses.
- Penn Avenue Eyewear– Gives back to varies charities. Horn and wood Eyewear. Sold online and through eyecare professionals.
- Wesley Knight (Nashville) Custom Horn Eyewear
- Pterys (Dallas) Funded via Indiegogo. Wood sunglasses that give back to help prevent pterygium in Haiti. Established in 2014.
- Hatchet Eyewear (Payson) Wood and Bamboo Sunglasses, polarized sunglasses.
- Land Over Yonder (St. George) Sunglasses funded via Kickstarter. Socially conscious clothing line that donates back to children in need.
- Twigs Woodwear (Draper)
- Westwood Sunglasses (Layton) Bamboo and Wood Sunglasses, wood sunglasses with titantium. Funded by both Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Established in 2014.
- We Wear Wood (Salt Lake City) Bamboo Sunglasses, watches and phone cases, Gives back to plant trees.
- EyeNack – bamboo reading glasses. One for One Platform.
- Wear Panda– Established 2012. Bamboo Sunglasses. Charities are Optometric Giving Sight. One of the longest lasting bamboo sunglasses companies.
- WoJoe Eyewear– Skin Eyewaer