Behind Hemp Eyes

Behind Hemp Eyes

From a humble garage experiment to a crowdfunding campaign, Hemp Eyewear is a forward thinking team, promoting hemp through sustainable fashion… starting with sunglasses.

The sustainable brand headed by recent graduate designer, Sam Whitten, run their exceptionally innovative production line from Edinburgh’s creative hub, The Biscuit Factory.

Using an updated manufacturing process, they have turned individual hemp fibre into solid, lightweight and ‘one of a kind’ frames. What’s really cool is that every frame has visible plant fibre in the material with its own individual pattern, producing a one-off and truly unique pair of sunglasses.

We are loving the “crosby” – what’s your favourite?

Check out the range of eco sunglasses HERE or find them on FACEBOOK.

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Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at

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