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About

We are a new eyewear company with a different view on things. From the products we make to the way we do business, we think differently.


We’re a collective of artists, designers, riders and makers with a shared love for the outdoors, and a belief that when it comes to business, if you’re not working with Mama Nature, you’re working against Her. That means making beautiful, high quality eyewear as sustainably as possible today, with zero waste as our goal for tomorrow.

Starting with using the most eco-friendly materials available, we’re out to prove that a planet-first philosophy belongs at the core of every business. Finishing with an uncompromising commitment to quality and flair for style, our Italian-made eyewear shows that green is definitely the new black.

BIO-BASED MATERIAL

At ÛS, we use injection-moulded RILSAN® CLEAR 820 resin exclusively throughout our range of sunglass frames. Not only is RC 820 lighter and more flexible than the polycarbonate resins traditionally used in frames, it’s greener too.

Up to 65% of our resin is bio-based, reducing our dependence on petroleum-based plastics and overall CO2 emissions. To do this, Castor seed oil is polymerized into a high performance resin that’s incredibly lightweight and tough, and it’s BPA free, too.

POLARIZED LENSES

At ÛS, we offer our sunglasses in both polarized and non-polarized versions. That’s because while the glare-reducing qualities of polarized lenses are great for most kinds of outdoor activities and driving, they’re not for everybody – traditional non-polarized lenses perform better in lower light conditions and for viewing smartphone screens etc ( "mirror treatment", category 3, 100%Uva, uvb).

RECYCLED MINIMAL PACKAGING

We’re pretty sure the landfills of the world have enough to deal with, which is why our frames come in a simple recycled paper envelope and organic cotton bag. We call it a Less Is More policy; and if you’ve got any smart ideas about how we can make it less… we’d love to hear more.

As a new startup, Kickstarter is helping ÛS to help bring our debut sunglasses collection to life in 2017, and make our vision for the world’s most eco-friendly snow goggle a reality in 2018. Here’s how you can support our campaign and be the first to wear the new ÛS eyewear collection this Winter:

  • Select a pledge on the right-hand side to start your order. Here you can select your shipping destination and pledge amount. Then click continue.
  • Kickstarter will then ask you to login. If you haven’t got a login, simply sign up by following the instructions, or alternatively you can login with Facebook.
  • Complete the order process by entering your card details. Note that your payment method will not be charged at this time. If the project is successfully funded, your payment method will be charged when the project ends.
  • We will be in touch after the campaign with details regarding your pre-order, such as your postal address. Please also stay in touch throughout the campaign via our social media channels and Kickstarter updates. 

 

 

  • ÛS ORGANIC T-SHIRT
    Made in certified organic cotton with water ink
    Price 25€ Save 5€ off our 30€/36$/42AUD RRP
    You'll be emailed at the end of the campaign to select your size Estimated Delivery: December 2017

THE MATY IS OUR TAKE ON THE CLASSIC WAYFARER: ALL THAT 60s SOPHISTICATION MADE WITH OUR UNCOMPROMISING FOCUS ON QUALITY AND OPTICAL CLARITY.

  • Frame: MATTE BLACK _ Lens: GREY BLUE CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 145 / Height: 49,5 / Leg Length: 145
  • Exist also in Frame: MATTE BLACK _ Lens: VINTAGE GREY POLARIZED
    Price 110€ Save 30€ off planed 140€/170$/210 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 145 / Height: 49,8 / Leg Length: 145 

 

WITH ITS SLIM, LIGHTWEIGHT METAL BROW AND CLASSY VINTAGE CURVES, THE CALIX IS PURE, SMOKING HOT UNISEXY.

  • Frame: MATTE TORT _ Lens: GREY GOLD CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 138 / Height: 50,5 / Leg Length: 145

WITH ITS ÜBER HOT RETRO DOUBLE BRIDGE STYLING AND HIGH CLARITY POLARIZED LENSES, THE NEOS KEEPS THE WORLD LOOKING GOOD – AND YOU LOOKING AMAZING.

  • Frame: GLOSS BLACK _ Lens: GREY SILVER CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 138 / Height: 50,5 / Leg Length: 145

 

BOLD YET CASUAL STYLING AND A SUBTLE WRAPAROUND FIT DELIVER LAID BACK COOL FOR TODAY’S UNDERSTATED ATHLETE.

  • Frame: GLOSS TORT _ Lens: GREY GOLD CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 144 / Height: 47 / Leg Length: 138

CUTTING EDGE MATERIALS AND CLASSIC RETRO STYLING WITH AN ANGULAR TWIST COME TOGETHER TO MAKE THE ARGOS AN INSTANT MODERN CLASSIC.

  • Frame: GLOSS BLACK _ Lens: GREY SILVER CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 147 / Height: 44,8 / Leg Length: 135
  • Exist also in Frame: MATTE BLACK _ Lens: VINTAGE GREY POLARIZED
    Price 110€ Save 30€ off planed 140€/170$/210 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 147 / Height: 44,8 / Leg Length: 135

BUILT TOUGH WITH ZERO COMPROMISE ON QUALITY, THE HELIOS TAKES CLASSIC RETRO LINES AND ADDS A LITTLE ROCK N ROLL TO THE MIX.

  • Frame: GLOSS TORT _ Lens: GREY GOLD CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 141 / Height: 51 / Leg Length: 135
  • Exist also in Frame: GLOSS BLACK _ Lens: VINTAGE GREY POLARIZED
    Price 110€ Save 30€ off planed 140€/170$/210 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 141 / Height: 51 / Leg Length: 135


CHANNEL YOUR INNER WILD CHILD WITH THESE OVERSIZED ROUND FRAMES THAT’LL HAVE YOU RADIATING WOODSTOCK VIBES ALL SUMMER LONG.

  • Frame: MATTE BLUE FADE _ Lens: GREY BLUE CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 140 / Height: 55,5 / Leg Length: 140

A CLEANER, ROUNDED SILHOUETTE AND A SLIMMER, ULTRA LIGHT FRAME MAKES THIS RETRO-MODERN MASTERPIECE THE PERFECT DAILY WEARER.

  • Frame: MATTE BLACK _ Lens: GREY BLUE CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 138 / Height: 50 / Leg Length: 136
  • Frame: GLOSS BLUE TORT _ Lens: GREY SILVER TORT
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 138 / Height: 50 / Leg Length: 136

WE’VE TAKEN THE CLASSIC HORN-RIMMED, CAT-EYE LOOK OF THE 50S AND ADDED SEXY CURVES AND A STYLISH VIGNETTE. THE RESULT? SMOKING RETRO-MODERN PERFECTION.

  • Frame: MATTE VINTAGE TORT _ Lens: GREY GOLD CHROME
    Price 80€ Save 20€ off planed 100€/120$/140 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 139 / Height: 52 / Leg Length: 145

BLENDING BUTTERFLY-INSPIRED CURVES WITH CLASSIC RETRO CHIC, THIS IS OUR CLASSIC WEAR-THEM-EVERYWHERE STYLE.

  • Frame: GLOSS BLACK _ Lens: VINTAGE GREY POLARIZED
    Price 110€ Save 30€ off planed 140€/170$/210 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 145 / Height: 50 / Leg Length: 145

THESE WRAPAROUND SHADES DELIVER CLEAN CUT LINES AND THE LAST WORD IN OPTICAL CLARITY AND BUILD QUALITY.

  • Frame: MATTE TORT _ Lens: VINTAGE GREY POLARIZED
    Price 110€ Save 30€ off planed 140€/170$/210 AUD RRP
    Estimated Delivery: December 2017
    Width: 140 / Height: 46 / Leg Length: 122

Please ensure that you've read the FAQ before contacting us, otherwise we'll do our best to get back to your enquiry as soon as possible.  Backers / Wholesale Enquiries / Press & Marketing Enquiries: contact@us-eyewear.com

Risks and challenges

While ÛS is a new eyewear brand, we, the founders, have a ton of experience in the eyewear industry and we’ve worked very hard to ensure that if our Kickstarter campaign is successful, the delivery on our campaign will be smooth and efficient. We’ve already successfully completed our design and prototyping phases, while our Italian manufacturer is both well-established and produces to the highest industry standards.

Our team also has experience in sending product to over 100+ countries. We’ll be fulfilling pre-orders with our warehouse partners in the France, USA and Australia. You can support with confidence knowing that your package will be sent as promptly as possible around the estimated delivery date and that the order will be tracked every step of the way.
Duty/VAT & Customs: If you live outside of the EEC (European Economic Community), or the USA, you will be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges. This is outside our control and solely in the jurisdiction of your country’s customs office.
Some countries are known for being very slow with customs; again this is out with our control but we will always cooperate efficiently with the respective customs if any issues are faced with a delivery.
Our Hossegor office will be on hand throughout the project and beyond to make sure that everyone who supports us in these early days gets 100% satisfaction, guaranteed!

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    MATY Matte Black / Grey Blue Chrome

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    NEOS Gloss Black / Grey Silver Chrome

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    TATOU Gloss Tort / Grey Gold Chrome

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    HELIOS Gloss Tort / Grey Gold Chrome

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    TWIN PACK

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    DELUXE PACK

    Get 3 non polarized sunglasses
    + 3 Polarized sunglasses
    + 3 Tee-shirts

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    "THIS IS ÛS" SUPER PACK

    Come to surf with the ÛS team in Hossegor (4 days/3 nights).

    You will get to meet the ÛS crew and stay in a 4* surf Eco-lodge.
    We will bring you to the best surf sport of the area and you will experience the beautiful culture of the South-West of France.

    You will receive a full pack of ÛS products.

    All expenses will be included except the transportation to Hossegor.

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Funding period

- (45 days)