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Handmade from premium quality materials in a deep, dark navy shade these classic shades are a great everyday style. We pride ourselves on making high quality eyewear at ELK.
- Crafted from high-quality acetate
- Packaged in a cream protective case with cleaning cloth
- Tested according to Australian and New Zealand standards with a UV protection rating of 400
- CE certification marking which indicates the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets USA and Europe standards for health & safety
Frame and Temple: Acetate,
Lenses: ZEISS CR-39, Screws: Metal
These sunglasses are made using a combination of cellulose acetate for the frame and Zeiss CR-39 for the lenses.
Celluslose acetate is derived from plant cellulose, processed with acetic anhydride and the addition of plasticisers to form a polymer that is traditionally used in the production of optical and sunglass frames.
The acetate used is easy to trace through the supply chain as the suppliers are few and well established. Components come mostly from Japan or Germany, with up to seven different suppliers contributing parts for each pair.
CR-39 is a thermoset plastic that has the highest abrasion/scratch resistance of any uncoated optical plastic.
The lenses are made from CR-39 (allyl diglycol carbonate), a lightweight material with high optical quality. Made by Zeiss, a leading manufacturer of optical products.
UV 100% protection
Sunglare rating: Category 3 (General purpose sunglasses. High protection against sunglare)
Complies with the requirements of: AS/NZS 1067.2:2016
Our glasses are made collaboratively with an independent operator, Hint, who is a small, Hong Kong designer trading under the name DH Solutions. Making eyewear is reliant on many different and highly specialised components and suppliers, and Hint facilitates these processes for us. We have visited the suppliers at each stage of the process, despite its length and complexities.
The acetate used is easy to trace through the supply chain as the suppliers are few and well established. Components come mostly from Japan or Germany, with up to seven different suppliers contributing parts for each pair. Making eyewear is a complicated process.
The glasses are assembled in a new factory in China that meets REACH standards. The owner has set up his factory according to ISO standards, and they are working to gain full accreditation.
Size and Fit
Temple Length: 140mm
Bridge Width: 14mm
Frame Width: 148mm
Lens Height: 51mm
Lens Width: 49mm
To clean your glasses, use fresh water (never salt water) or a gentle lens cleaning solution. Use the provided lens cloth and never use paper towel, tissue or any other rough material as it may cause scratches. Please store in the case provided.
Not suitable for driving at night or under conditions of dull light. Not for direct observation of the sun. Not for protection against artificial light, e.g. solaria. Not for use as eye protection against mechanical impact hazards.