Wooden sunglasses: why wood is best

Wooden sunglasses: why wood is best

An abundant, renewable and natural resource that we love; wood. The material has been utilised by humans since the beginning of civilisation, and it’s our pleasure to continue incorporating it into our designs. The Bird wooden sunglasses range is entirely eco-friendly, lightweight, durable, stylish and our bamboo frames even float
Surfing with Steph Rogers

Surfing with Steph Rogers

Steph Rogers on how surfing in the South West has changed her mindset and the accessible ways in which she leads a more eco-friendly existence.
Virtual Try-on has Arrived

Virtual Try-on has Arrived

Finding the right pair of glasses or sunglasses can feel like a never ending struggle, whether your browsing in store with a limited selection, or sifting through the endless selections of shades online. We decided to change the way people buy sunglasses by making the whole process a little easier.
Tested to Mongolia and back in the world's toughest rally

Tested to Mongolia and back in the world's toughest rally

Last year we sent a few of our sunnies off on the most epic adventure – The Mongol Rally.  The greatest motoring adventure on the planet. 10,000 miles of chaos across mountains, deserts, dirt-tracks and jungle, from Prague to Mongolia. There’s no backup. There’s no set route. There’s no guarantee you’ll make it to the end. It’s just you, your tiny vehicle and planet-earth sized bucket of adventure.
Bird becomes certified B Corp - the first eyewear company in the UK

Bird becomes certified B Corp - the first eyewear company in the UK

In April 2020 Bird Eyewear became the first UK eyewear company to become a certified B Corp, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to sustainable and ethical business. Bird make beautiful, design-led eyewear using high quality and sustainable materials, and for every pair sold they distribute solar light to remote communities in Africa through their Share Your Sun partnership with SolarAid.

Blackcap frame on display in the British Museum of Optometry

Blackcap frame on display in the British Museum of Optometry

Our Blackcap frame is continuing its journey to stardom. Not only has this model won Frame of the Year in this year’s Optician Awards, alongside some huge names, but the London Museum of Optometry have asked us if they can feature our Blackcap frame as part of their highly curated collection.

The Satellite Range - Frames that are out of this world.

The Satellite Range - Frames that are out of this world.

The Satellite Range. Recycled aerospace aluminium frames, made with the same material used to make CubeSat satellites. Weighing less than 20 grams, you won’t even notice you are wearing it. We’ve engineered the hinges to sit neatly within the arms which can be moulded to fit your head shape. These are extraodinary metal sunglasses built for adventure. 
Winning Frame of the Year 2019

Winning Frame of the Year 2019

Winning Frame of the Year at the 2019 Opticians Awards is a huge achievement, beating competition from major players in the industry, including frames from Specsavers and LA Eyeworks.

The Clarity Range - sleek, sophisticated and prescription-ready

The Clarity Range - sleek, sophisticated and prescription-ready

The Clarity range is made with cotton based acetate and wood, these frames are sleek and sophisticated, with ultra clear CR39 lenses to give clean, crisp vision as well as protection from the sun.
The beginning of Bird Sunglasses

The beginning of Bird Sunglasses

Creator Ed Bird had been looking for a way to combine his design, business and charity skills to create a product that would 'Look good, but have purpose too.' The result is a unique, stylish and thoughtful collection, and for every purchase, Bird help distribute a solar light through their 'Share Your Sun' partnership with Solar Aid.
September 07, 2017 — Ed Bird