Jbird Collective is pleased to be the first to offer the only eyewear made 100% from leather. By blending age-old leather working techniques with state of the art precision, we've created sunglasses unlike any other. If you have respect for handcrafted leather goods and high quality accessories, we believe Jbird Collective Eyewear is for you. We strive to exceed our customers expectations with the attention to detail, care, and overall craftsmanship that goes into each pair of our glasses.
Leather is arguably the most diverse material in the world. No man-made fabric has the abrasion resistance, unique aging qualities, and molding capabilities found in all natural leather. By making our frames of 100% pure vegetable tanned leather, we are able to capitalize on those attributes in addition to other leather working details, such as hand stitching and edge burnishing.
If you spend time in the sun you'll notice how your skin gets darker. The same goes for vegetable tanned leather, but it does a better job of holding on to is beautiful color! Every time leather sunglasses are worn they absorb natural perspiration and oil from skin, all of which will tell a visually striking story that differs from every other pair.
OUR PROCESS & LOCAL PRODUCTION
Through extensive trial and error we've developed the technique of layering molded leather to create precisely shaped frames. The most amazing thing about them is that they keep leather's unique tactile feel and characteristics, allowing them to wear according to use and to naturally tan in the sun like all vegetable tanned leather products.
It's a challenge to explain how our eyewear feels in your hand and on your face as they are truly the first of their kind. They feel much like a dense rubber, allowing them to flex and return to their shape while maintaining the valuable feel and appearance of leather as mentioned earlier.
After months of development and countless prototypes, we've found a solution that challenges what is thought to be possible.
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" -Thomas Edison