Ara Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
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-Tortoise shell pattern
-Handmade Acetate Frame
-Bevelled bridge detail
-Square thick cut frame made from lightweight acetate
-Comes in cream protective case with cleaning cloth
The Ara Tortoise Shell Sunglasses are shaped in a modern look square design. UV protected lenses are framed by thick cut square frames that have been crafted from lightweight acetate, designed for all day wear. This unique shape is enhanced by the bevelled bridge detail, adding to the strong lines of these statement sunglasses. Square shaped glasses are a flattering shape for many while tortoise shell pattern complement an array of skin tones. All ELK sunglasses come with a protective, foldable case and cleaning cloth to increase the longevity and enhance the appearance of the sunglasses.
Material & Makers Notes
Our glasses are made collaboratively with Hint, who is a small, Hong Kong designer DH Solutions. Making eyewear is reliant on many different and highly specialised components and suppliers. As such, Hint facilitates these processes for us. We have visited the suppliers at each stage of the process, despite its length and complexities.
The acetate used is easy to trace through the supply chain as the suppliers are few and well established. Components come mostly from Japan or Germany, with up to seven different suppliers contributing parts for each pair. Making eyewear is a complicated process.
The glasses are assembled in a new factory in China that meets REACH standards. The owner has set up his factory according to ISO standards, and are working to gain full accreditation.
Our sunglasses have high quality, scratch resistant CR-39 lens that have been reinforced for additional strength and flexibility. CR-39 is a thermoset plastic that has the highest abrasion/scratch resistance of any uncoated optical plastic. A cured cellulose acetate frame has been used as it is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic and is known for being strong, lightweight, and flexible. Cellulose acetate is the highest quality plastic material for eyewear.
These sunglasses are rated Category 3 for sun glare rating. This means they are for general purpose and offer high protection against sun glare.
Compliance:Australia and New Zealand- This product complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 1067.1:2016
UV 100% protection- tested in accordance to Australian and New Zealand Standards.
USA and Europe- This product complies with the requirements of European Regulation (EU) 2016/425 in accordance with EN ISO 12312-1:2013+A1:2015, as well as ANSI Z80.3-2015 in USA.
UV 400 Protection
Size and Fit
FRAME: 142 mm LENGTH x 50 mm HEIGHT
To clean your glasses use fresh water (never salt water) or a gentle lens cleaning solution. Use the provided lens cloth and never use paper towel, tissue or any other rough material as it may cause scratches. Please store in the case provided.
Not suitable for driving at night or under conditions of dull light. Not for direct observation of the sun. Not for protection against artificial light, e.g. solaria. Not for use as eye protection against mechanical impact hazards.
MADE IN CHINA
JinChang Optical Manufactory/3/Floor, F Building, lui Shi Development Center, 30 Liheng Road, Li Fang Village, Shipai Town, Dongguan City, China