Bird | Our journey to sustainable sunglasses and ethical eyewear

Bird | Our journey to sustainable sunglasses and ethical eyewear

The team philosophy behind Bird sunglasses is all about enjoying life - exploring the great outdoors, spending time with people, building connections, and doing good.

March 22, 2019 — Ed Bird
Disconnect / Reconnect. A 3 minute read to change your year. 

Disconnect / Reconnect. A 3 minute read to change your year. 

Taking a moment to reflect on 2018 and align your vision for the coming year gives you the best chance of making 2019 a success – whatever that means for you. Here’s a few tips and rituals that Team Bird have been using as we prepare for the year ahead, so grab a pen and your favourite beverage and join us as we disconnect and reconnect

Impact Stories : Sunglasses with Superpowers!

Impact Stories : Sunglasses with Superpowers!

We've been reflecting on the superpowers of sunglasses, and the impact you’ve had so far through our #shareyoursun partnership with SolarAid. It's truly amazing to see how solar light can power up lives for the better!
December 29, 2018 — Ed Bird
Clarity in the Faroe Islands

Clarity in the Faroe Islands

Tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean is the self governing archipelago of the Faroe Islands. Connected by road tunnels, ferries, causeways and bridges this tightly spaced group of 18 volcanic islands is a visual wonder with steep cliffs, hiking trails, waterfalls, and rocky coastlines in abundance.
August 31, 2018 — Lawrence Bird
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.
Impact - 6 months in

Impact - 6 months in

We've said from the start, looking good is one thing, but doing good is so much more important. Since we launched in March, we're already making an impact through our partnership with SolarAid. The solar lights distributed from sales of Bird Sunglasses have reached 870 people, saved 212 tonnes of CO2, given 201,177 hours of extra study time, and £29,026 saved by families.*(over the lifespan of one light). We recently sent a pack of goodies to a SolarAid school project in Malawi, helping to support & encourage young people in their education. Click here to find out more about SolarAid projects and how you can get involved.  
September 07, 2017 — Ed Bird
First Light - A short film

First Light - A short film

We're so excited to share our new short film, "First Light"! It features our favourite designs, a flock of good friends, a good-looking sports car, a trusty paddleboard and one very cute puppy, and most importantly it celebrates the story that every pair brings solar light to families in rural Africa through our partnership with SolarAid

'The Nightingale'

  Also featured in the film is our gorgeous new design, the Nightingale - beautifully crafted Beech and Cherry wood form this classic and timeless shape with polarised smike grey lenses. Choose from two different temple styles, feather engraved or plain.
September 07, 2017 — Ed Bird
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