Barrow & Flux handmade, wooden sunglasses!
Justin Barrow and Christian Flux may just be on to something with their handmade, wooden sunglasses. Yes, we did say wooden! Not only are these sunnies very hip, stylish, look good on all face shapes and sizes, they also pay homage to their native country England in more ways than one.
Designed, produced and soon to be worn all around England, we see a bright future for these lads based in Weymouth. “Our motivation lies in the ‘Made in England’ ethos – it means everything to us. We’re proud of it. Barrow & Flux is a quintessential English brand, so we are motivated to put something back, something for the future. Something for England.”
The wood used is indigenous to England (responsibly managed and sustainably sourced). “We want to create something our customers are proud of. We keep it local by buying local, because it makes sense.” They use a local optometrist for their 100% UV protected lenses, and English Ash wood is sourced and kiln dried in Dorset. “Creating a local sustainable business in England will ensure the future of communities, our families and our friends, be them old and new”.
The pair is due to launch their first collection to retailers for spring/summer 2013. We are looking forward to grabbing a pair!
For more info check out the Barrow & Flux website Here or follow them on Twitter @Barrow_and_Flux.