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here you will find great sunglasses with a few twists... #1 our frames are made out of recycled materials! Read more

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here you will find great sunglasses with a few twists... #1 our frames are made out of recycled materials!

About this project

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

The Frames

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. 

Manufacturing

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

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    Pledge $65 or more

    13 backers

    Get a pair of btl sunglasses from our first production run in your choice of three colors; black, gray, or white! These will retail for $100 when our project gets funded. [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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    Pledge $80 or more

    26 backers

    Get a pair of btl sunglasses from our first production run with POLARIZED lenses in your choice of three colors; black, gray, or white! These will retail for $125. [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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  • You selected
    Pledge $120 or more

    2 backers

    Get even deeper discounts with our multiple backer rewards. Get two pairs of btl sunglasses, same as above you get to choose the colors! [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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    Pledge $150 or more

    7 backers

    Get two pairs of btl sunglasses with POLARIZED lenses, same as above you get to choose the colors! [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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    Pledge $165 or more

    0 backers

    Get three pairs of btl sunglasses. We recommend one of each color, but again you can choose any combination! [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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  • You selected
    Pledge $210 or more

    5 backers

    Get three pairs of btl sunglasses with POLARIZED lenses. We recommend one of each color, but again you can choose any combination! [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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    Pledge $250 or more

    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    Get a very limited edition pair of btl sunglasses. White frames with gold tinted lenses. That's right, gold baby! Numbered x/100 in the order you pledge at this level. [US shipping included, add $10 for international shipping.]

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