This project's funding goal was not reached on April 26, 2012.
About this project
Three years in the making, and we are finally ready to produce the first performance based, aggressively designed bamboo shades. With the goal of designing for some of the top optic companies in the world, I stumbled onto something better than I could have imagined. Also, later realizing that most optic companies would be too conservative to even test one of our intriguing designs.
After trial and error many times over, trying to create a performance balanced frame and made out of exotic wood and bamboo, never compromising a powerful look, things started to click.
Now Technology and Nature is balanced perfectly leaving you with a product that you will not let out of your sight.
These are the lightest sunglasses on the market guaranteed, which speaks volumes for those involved in action sports. Spared no expense in every detail of the product. If you hate losing your sunglasses in lakes or oceans, since they drop like a rock, don't worry, you will have some time to grab these before they sink if they ever do. Just because these are Bamboo, do not expect some thick weird frame, these are better than Smith, Oakley, and Maui Jim combined and thinner and just as flexible.If you are worried about breaking them don't be, they are not fragile, they have the same strength as any shades you wear now, maybe more. If you do, we have an excellent 3 year warranty on the frames and discounted replacement on all scratched TAC lenses.The fit is amazing, but you will have to pledge to find out for yourself.
- 6 Base ARC frame curvature
- Polarized TAC Lens*
- Premium Brush Finish Spring Hinge
- Custom Laser Inlays w/contrasting exotic woods
- Pharaoh Seal# application
* TAC Lens is a Tri-Acetate polarized lens made up of three lenses laminated together. TAC exceeds all other lenses in performance due to their light weight nature being half the weight of Poly-Carbonate. Has a higher impact resistance than Poly-Carb being half as thick, which is amazing. Delivers far less impurities than Poly-Carbonate and CR-39 which gives you much better vision, and is more scratch resistant than these as well. TAC also does not have shrinkage like all plastic and Poly-Carb around the rim of the frame from UV rays. Bottom line TAC is Better in Every Way, and we are the only one who is offering it.
(Did you know that Poly-Carbonate lenses have been around since 1970's? I think we are ready for something new, Right)
Our very own Pharaoh Seal is of course eco-friendly, but is a special wax coating that is applied to each piece of the frame. The pieces are dipped at a very warm temperature to bond with the pores of the wood or bamboo, depending on which design. The frame will then age beautifully, and will be protected from moisture and UV rays that can damage exotic woods and slowly deteriorate bamboo. Also enhances the look and feel of your product, as well as giving it more flexibility.
Where You Come In
Something that we are sure all of us realize, is that Optic companies as a whole have not really been producing fresh and exciting products.
Designing outside of the box and creating really inspiring products is what we do, and we are not afraid to take big risks to make giant steps forward in optical. Funding and manufacturing are a completely different animal. We believe that the emerging power of community and social media will help to put Grein on the map, because you will see Grein's Vision.
Our promise as Grein, is to keep creating the edgiest of designs, while never compromising our quality or premium materials while keeping eco-friendly. If we reach our goal, we promise to put out 12 new designs in the next two years that will surprise everyone in optical who have been too conservative to create a Fire in Optics. The more you pledge, the more we create, and the more new designs we throw in the mix, and fast. We have plenty of fresh designs on the drawing board just waiting to put out. Thank You in advance for your support.
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