In Partnership with Bird
I love wearing glasses, I’ve never really got on with contact lenses and probably wouldn’t even opt for them over my faithful frames now anyway. They’re a huge part of my style identity but I also like changing them up now and then.
My current daily pair from Birds are the ‘Halley’. I’ve been after a pair of aviator glasses for a while and these are made from repurposed aerospace aluminium alloy, which means they are so light to wear. In 2020, the brand itself became the first B Corp eyewear brand in the UK (which means it hits the highest standards of ethics and transparency) and they actively seek the most sustainable materials for their frames.
These prescription sunglasses are the ‘Kaka’ which are made from cellulose acetate, made from wood pulp rather than petroleum based plastics. All the packaging is recyclable and biodegradable, even the cleaning cloths are made from recycled plastic bottles!
When choosing my first pair, I did the ‘Home Try On’ service, it costs £1 which is donated to SolarAid (Bird’s charity partner, providing solar light to millions of families in Zambia and Malawi for every pair of eyewear sold) and then free returns. I found it really hassle-free.
Glasses start at £99 for the frames and standard lenses from £35 including anti-glare and anti-scratch coating.
All of the glasses pictured can be ordered with prescription lenses or sun lenses. Or without prescriptions, too!
And sunglasses frames start at £69 with standard prescription sun lenses from £75 including anti-glare and anti-scratch coatings. But of course, you can also buy them without prescription lenses, too!
Since having prescription sunglasses, I must admit life has become much easier (not to mention more in focus!), I used to plan wearing lenses around sunny days – now I almost always have my sunnies on me. I love that the site has doesn’t have tons of choice, just a great selection that work. I shot a few of my favourites here and happy to share an exclusive 15% discount with you (site wide including lenses) – just use code FRUGALITYFLOCK at checkout. It’s valid until the end of July 2021.
This post is in partnership with Bird eyewear, a carbon neutral company founded by three brothers and based in Devon, hope you enjoyed reading about them!