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Grown Inspiration...

The idea for GROWN and the GROWN VISION™ project was developed in the winter of 2010 by a passionate group of surfers and water dogs along the beaches of Byron Bay, Australia. The idea was simple: to design, produce and provide Original, Organic and Sustainable wooden eyewear that looks great and 'does good'. After crafting some early prototypes, we decided that to be truly proud of this, we needed to be sustainable and environmentally responsible before all else, and use only materials that reflect these principles.

We decided to support the 'Gift of Sight' programs which are run by SEVA Canada, though we also support other great causes like WIRES who we work with in Australia for our 'Gift of Life' program. Read more about the Grown Vision

When you make a purchase, we want it to mean Something More. We want you to know that your choice has made a deep and meaningful impact on the planet and to at least one person. That is why we have put so much thought towards our conscious capitalism approach and decided to redistribute profits towards something that is meaningful to us. For every purchase that is made, sight-restoring surgery for 1 individual or diagnostic eye examinations for 12 children will be fully funded by GROWN. By simply sharing our story and telling 1 friend, You can be the spark in a chain of events that restores sight to thousands of people! Doesn't that feel great? This is the change we want to see in the World. The team at Grown are proud to support such worthy causes and to help those in need. We now have the pleasure of not only shipping to North America, but to Australasia and Europe too. This will increase the awareness of our socially responsible brand, which will allow us to make a greater impact on the lives of those who need our help.

Product Materials and Standards

Our sunglasses are handcrafted from durable Bamboo and hardwoods such as Du Lei and Zebrawood. All of the natural materials used are organic, renewable and free from harmful or toxic elements. Because Grown eyewear is made from bamboo or wood, each pair has a completely unique grain pattern, and no two pairs are identical. Our resources come only from ethically sourced and managed forests which are bound by the sustainable forestry management standards of the FSC.

As a standard, all Grown wooden eyewear comes with premium German Silver spring hinges and European standard (CE) UV 400 (100% UVA/UVB) Polarized lenses. These are designed for both the comfort and preservation of your eyes by helping protect against cataracts. The TAC Lenses are stable in hot, cold and humid weather conditions and eliminate visible glare (both atmospheric and reflective) to improve sharpness and make colors more vibrant.

"Our wood and bamboo is naturally rested and dried for a minimum of six months. Once ready, the material is handcrafted through rough cutting, precision shaping & polishing to bring the wood and bamboo to it's most vibrant form. After it all, we apply natural oils and waxes to provide your eyewear with long lasting protection from the elements"