In Canada, a new generation of eyeglasses designers is emerging! Amazing Eyewear will help you discover brands that explore exciting combinations of materials, shapes and styles.
Let’s stay in Canada’s largest city a little longer—it still has gems to reveal…
From Canada to Ghana
Bôhten’s timeless collections are inspired by nature. Woods of many species are the designer’s most prized material. When it isn’t the sole material, it is used in tandem with titanium, as in the highly modern Nova Collection.
Not only is Bôhten’s work durable and attractive, the brand itself also philanthropic! For each pair of glasses purchased, Bôhten donates a percentage to Sightsavers, an organization that fights preventable blindness in developing countries.
Bôhten has had its feet in Toronto and its heart in Ghana since 2012. Nana Osei, the brand’s founder, plans to use unusual agricultural materials like Ghanaian barley, wheat, straw, and wood to make simultaneously eco-friendly and luxurious eyewear.
The design and production take place in Toronto, where the brand opened its first eco-friendly plant. The opening of a second plant in Ghana that uses renewable energy is planned for 2017.
Made-to-measure glasses and ultra limited editions!
They are made by hand and distributed in small quantities throughout the world. Each frame is made on request and personalized by shop and customer.
How to recognize a Rapp Eyewear frame? They often combine raw titanium and Italian acetate (sometimes matte, sometimes glossy) with sharp and pronounced angles.
They now produce ultra-limited series glasses (no more than 100 frames) on request. You can choose the shape of your model, the color of the acetate, and the glasses that will dress the frame. Everything is handmade on-site. You can choose between four models with different shapes, square or round. Each face can find the glasses that suit it!
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