Thanks for visiting our page! We (Josh & Sean) are both design engineers based out of Los Angeles, CA. It has been a long journey and we are very excited to bring you eco. friendly. eyewear.
What you need to know about btl optical
1. We make our frames out of 100% recycled materials
2. We use the finest lenses and hinges
3. We manufacture and assemble in Los Angeles, CA
We designed these frames from the ground up inspired by the classic wayfarer style. From far way they have that classic look but up close they are unmistakably btl's because of our unique surface design.
Yes, our frames are made out of recycled materials. One of the really amazing aspects of manufacturing using repurposed materials is that each production run will be a limited edition because we are restricted by the amount of each specific material that is available. This makes btl frames unique from batch to batch. For our first production run we have access to a really great clear material which will allow us to provide several color options to our kickstarter backers!
gray frames with gray lenses
black frames with gray lenses
white frames with brown lenses
The Lenses and Hinges
Our frames are accompanied by Carl Zeiss lenses (polarized lenses are available, see reward options) which will provide great optical quality in this product.
The hinges are a 5 barrel design which not only has a great look but will provide great durability to the frame construction.
Not only are btl frames designed in Los Angeles but we manufacture and assemble in Southern California as well. This is a very important aspect of our brand and we are very proud to offer American made products.
Our "eco. friendly. eyewear." goes beyond the frames themselves... each pair of btl's will ship with a pouch handmade from repurposed clothing and in an ECO Green shipping box made from 100% recycled/recyclable content.
Why we need your support
We have arrangements with all of our vendors and now funding the new frame injection molding tooling is the only project element holding us back from scaling up our production. That's where you come in! With your help we can purchase the new tooling and immediately begin production. In return you will of course get a great new pair of sunglasses!
For more information and pictures check out our website: btloptical.com