Hemp Sunglasses

Edited by: Roberta De Monte roberta.demonte@positive-magazine.com

Design by: Sam Whitten

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni

All images courtesy Sam Whitten

Recently, the hemp is becoming very popular and they are starting to use it to create objects and design. One of the first discoverers of this material is Sam Whitten, a young graduate who founded a start-up that builds glasses with hemp.

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The Sunglasses Hemp line is created by combining fibre hemp and flax, the mixed material is compressed and moulded. Of course, the structure would not be able to withstand knocks and blows, so the glasses are treated with eco-friendly resin that makes them more resistant and waterproof.

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Hemp Eyewear will be mass producing their sunglasses soon and in august their Kickstarter campaign will be launched.

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About the Author

She graduated in 2012 at the University IUAV of Venice, Master in Building Technology, with a thesis on new media façades. Trainee at the studio TAMassociati (Venice) and Laboratorio2729 (Venice), she participated in two study-tours to New York, Holland and Germany.

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