Empire Product Details
The shallow geometry of the Empire is a call-back to the iconic frames of the 90’s hip hop scene in New York. This contemporary, angular adaptation is constructed from eco-friendly biodegradable acetate, and is fitted with semi-flat lenses and hand-laid Glyph detailing on the temples.
The Empire come equipped with German-engineered five-barrel hinges. They are paired with coated safety screws to minimize metal-on-metal rubbing and corrosion. These hinges are tested to the nanometer to ensure a high level of precision and functionality day after day, year after year.
Made from Biodegradable Acetate
Conventional acetate is made using a petroleum-based bonding agent that can take over 1000 years to decompose in a landfill. The Empire use a vegetable-oil bonding agent and meet ISO 14855 biodegradable standards. The performance of these ‘bioplastic’ frames is identical to conventional acetate while being significantly more eco-friendly.
Made Using Recycled Steel
The metal detailing on these frames is made with 100% recycled stainless steel, meaning no new materials were mined or processed to create these glasses, saving energy and reducing carbon emissions.
Made with Green Nylon Lenses
The Empire use ‘Green Nylon’ lenses, which are made with 39% plant oils. Their performance is identical to conventional Nylon, CR39 and Polycarbonate lenses, however their carbon and energy footprints are significantly smaller.
These sunglasses come with a faux-leather soft case with flocked inner lining and neon green contrast stitch. Also includes a 100% recycled microfiber polishing cloth with branded detail.
Eye Width: 55mm
Bridge Width: 18mm
Temple/Arm Length: 145mm