All the sunny weather in the UK recently has turned our attention to buying some British-made sunglasses. Read on to find out which sunglasses are made in Britain and by whom…
We’d also like to give a special mention to eyewear designer Brian McGinn who gave us a pretty comprehensive low down on how to find some of these British-made sunglass brands.
According to Brian McGinn: “There are incredibly few British-made sunglasses brands, there are vastly more British brands producing in Asia and Europe. There are probably more craftsmen/women that will make you a bespoke frame… The UK has a solid stable of eyewear designers, freelance and in-house, working with the biggest of marques and littlest of independents.”
Magneteyes make optical quality eco friendly magnetically connected eyewear. Designed in London Made in England.
Banton Frameworks was born from a passion for design and manufacture. They were inspired by the UK’s manufacturing past, which was renowned for producing high quality goods that could last you a lifetime.
Barrow & Flux, at its core, is a collaboration between Justin Barrow and Christian Flux. Together they handmake wooden framed glasses in England.
Eyewear design studio in London with some designs, like these, made here.
Gucewicz Eyewear is made in horn, camel bone, mammoth tusk and steel and made in London.
Genuinely Handcrafted Wooden Sunglasses by Moat House. Made in England from sustainable exotic hardwoods.
Slimline design with comfort rubber eye pads. Occles eye shades block out 100% of ambient light. They are designed and made in Edinburgh.
Hand-made, bespoke glasses made in the UK by experienced craftsmen & women.
All Savile Row glasses have been handmade in London since the 1930’s. They make sunglass clip-ons for most of their frames, like the Panto style above.
Termite is a new fashion accessories brand based in London. Offering fun high fashion pieces designed and handmade from recycled wood.