After discovering a renewable resource that they wanted to make into a sustainable product, founders Auguste Gruar and Josh Bowden started eyewear label Lewis Fredericks. Now nine months old, Lewis Fredericks successfully uses left over Buffalo horn to make stylish sunglasses and spectacles out of a product that usually goes to waste. As the buffalo horn cannot be replicated all of the pieces in the collection are one of a kind. Lightweight yet durable, Lewis Fredericks eyewear gently mould to the wearer’s face over time.

Another great quality to the product is that they are hypoallergenic. The aesthetic of the brand is conservative and clean with silhouettes being a platform for the horn’s natural beauty. Gruar and Bowden have started with two sunglass silhouettes in their first collection, in three colour ways. The range will soon expand to include three optical variants. The brand is looking to branch out not only in local markets but also internationally. For more information visit the website www.lewisfredericks.co.nzor for wholesale enquiries contact Auguste at auguste@lewisfredericks.co.nz.