When his sunglasses broke whilst travelling, designer Yair Neuman hand-made a new pair from a single piece of wire. Inspired by his experiment, Yair was joined by his friends - social entrepreneur Lily Cole and Kwame Ferreira to found Wires.
Wires Glasses uses stainless steel wire for the frames and 3D printing for the lens rims, producing a minuscule amount of waste in comparison to conventional eyewear manufacturing.
We champion quality, craftsman/craftswoman-ship and consider our frames akin to jewellery - to be loved and looked after.
The first collection of Wires was handcrafted by a small team of artisans in Harare, Zimbabwe, using the African wire craft tradition. Wires then designed a patented invisible hinge to allow the glasses to fold, and they are now handmade by eyewear specialists in Northern Italian.