Isle of Eden was born from a frustration every Antipodean can relate to. Living directly under a hole in the Earth's ozone layer makes proper protection from the sun about as essential as snowboots in Antarctica. Unfortunately, we all know that getting hold of good sunnies can mean putting a serious dent in both your wallet and the environment. We wanted to bridge the gap between style and affordability, trends and environmental impact.
Currently, two companies monopolise the sunglass manufacturing world - having control over materials, production costs, and, to some degree, distribution and retail. Isle of Eden is different.
We’re independent and New Zealand-owned so we know what it means to need a good pair of glasses that complement the individual, protect the face, and leave minimal impact on the environment. That’s why our suppliers create all of our designs in premium, sustainable acetate and then wrap them in recycled leather and natural latex. Like all Kiwis, we consider ourselves perma-travellers
Isle of Eden is owned and operated by family. We believe that family comes first and this underpins everything that we do. In fact, all of our glasses are named after people who are incredibly important to us, and if you want to find out more, why not check out our blog.
We don’t believe in fast fashion, which is why we take the utmost care in creating our eyewear, from using high-quality polarized lenses, handmade Italian Mazzucchelli bio-acetates, reinforced temples, and 5-7 barrel rubber coated screws. We’d be happy if this was the last pair of sunnies you ever had to buy.
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