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“Absoluetely insane quality! The best eyewear I have ever had.
So many incredible design to choose from and i love the
message behind the brand! Will definitely be getting more!”

- Samantha Callander

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  • Description
  • Product Benefits
  • Our Sea Shepherd Donation
  • Shipping & Delivery

Embrace the latest in fashion with these bold tortoise shell reinforced plant-based frames. Loud and proud, they are a style that has withstood the test of time, one of the classics and still a hot favourite, and for very good reason! 

With all that advanced manufacturing, combining superior sustainable materials and advanced polarised lenses into a classic style of sunnies, they're a non-negotiable to have in your collection!

    - Do your bit to combat plastic pollution and feel good about your purchase with a pair of our plant based sunnies
    - Experience superior strength and comfort compared to traditional plastic sunnies
    - Maximum protection for your eyes and remove all the glare with our Cat. 3 100% UV400 A/B advanced polarised lenses
    - Don't stress if you're rough with them, our sunglasses are equipped with heavy duty hinges that ensure a long lifespan
    - Each pair comes with a signature Shade bamboo slide out box, pouch and cleaning cloth
    - Stress less and just enjoy your new sunnies because we back them with a 90 day quality guarantee!
    - Size: 50-24-145

    By supporting us, you are supporting a greater cause, and contributing to a mass scale of ocean conservation. This includes everything from beach clean ups to shutting down illegal fishing vessels and everything in between.

    For every online order we donate $1 to Sea Shepherd Australia. They are pioneers in protecting, defending and conserving our oceans, and raising awareness on the destruction that takes place.
    We are proud to partner with them so they can keep fighting the battles that we can't!

    If you would like to learn more about them you can read our "Who We Support" page or check out their website www.seashepherd.org.au

    Shipping:
    - Australian Standard Shipping - FREE
    - Australian Express Shipping - $9.95
    - International Standard Shipping is $15USD
    - International Express Shipping is $23USD

    - Orders placed before 5pm will be posted the next day
    - We endeavor to process and post all orders within 24 hours
    - As soon as your order is fulfilled you will start receiving shipping notifications and tracking information from us and Australia Post
    - If you have any questions about your order, you need to change the delivery details, or simply would like us to chase up your order, reach out at hello@shadeeyewear.com.au

    Warranty:
    We are so confident in the strength and durability of our sunglasses, that we back them with a 90 day quality guarantee. If you break them within 90 days, please send us a photo and a brief description of how you broke them to hello@shadeeyewear.com.au. Please include your order number in the subject line, or reply to one of our confirmation emails you have already received.

    Please note, this warranty does not cover scratched lenses, nor does it cover sunglasses that were broken due to being sat or stood on. We trust the strength and durability in our sunnies 100%, so treat them with respect and they will last for years.

What makes our sunnies the strongest?

Cellulose acetate offers superior strength and durability due to its molecular structure, featuring long chains of cellulose molecules chemically modified with acetate groups.

Scientific studies have demonstrated its exceptional impact resistance, attributed to its ability to absorb energy and distribute stress effectively, making it less prone to fractures or cracks even under significant pressure.

Moreover, its flexibility allows for bending without snapping, enhancing its durability and longevity.

To match this, our sunglasses are all fitted with super heavy duty hinges, ensuring there are no weak points. 

As soon as you hold a pair of Shade sunnies in your hand, you will notice the insane amount of quality we have packed into our sustainable eyewear, and you will never look back.

A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER - SAM

My passion for sustainability and my desire to make a meaningful
impact on the world led me to create Shade Eyewear.

As someone who cherishes our planet and all its wonders, I couldn’t
stand by while plastic pollution threatened our oceans and wildlife.

With Shade Eyewear, I envision more than just a brand;
I envision a movement.

A movement where individuals like you and me come together to
make conscious choices that benefit not only ourselves but also the
planet we call home.

By utilizing cutting-edge technology to create sunglasses that have
been engineered to outperform regular plastic sunglasses, I want to
offer premium sunnies that are durable and comfortable while
promoting environmental responsibility.

But my journey with Shade Eyewear goes beyond just creating
sustainable sunglasses.

It’s about showing the world that small changes in our everyday
choices can lead to significant positive impacts on the environment.

Together, we have the power to create a brighter, cleaner future, and
give back to the planet that gives us everything. Thank you for joining
me on this empowering journey with Shade Eyewear.

Learn everything you need to know about our plant based eyewear!

In this video we dive deep into the materials used for manufacturing, an in depth view of our lenses, and give a live demonstration showing you just how strong they really are! 

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?
Our frames are made from a plant based material known as Cellulose Acetate. It is stronger, flexible, and more durable than regular plastic frames, and causes less harm to the environment, which is why we love them! They are more resistant to pressure placed upon the frames and can bend further before breaking. They are also attached to the arms with heavy duty hinges for extra support and durability.  If properly looked after, our sunglasses can easily last 3-5 years or more!
HOW MUCH DO THEY PROTECT MY EYES?
All of our lenses offer UV400 A/B protection. 'UV400' refers to UV rays at the top end of the UV spectrum, up to the 400-nanometre wavelength. Our lenses block 100% of these UV rays, which provides you with the most possible protection you can get. 
ARE THEY GOOD FOR DRIVING?
All our sunglasses have Category 3 lenses which are best for daytime driving conditions — any higher is considered too dark to drive safely. They are also polarised which reduces the glare!
HOW LONG DOES DELIVERY TAKE?
Our sunglasses are stocked here in Queensland, Australia. Every order will be posted within 48 hours of you placing the order, and all orders placed on a weekend will be posted on Mondays.
Orders within Australia will generally arrive within 7 days, and overseas orders may take between 7-14 days to arrive. This is just a guideline and certain circumstances may effect these times. 
HOW MUCH IS SHIPPING?
We offer FREE standard shipping on all Australian orders! 
Express shipping is $9.95
WHAT IF THEY DON'T SUIT ME?
This is why we offer our Free Home Try-On service! If you are worried about how your sunnies will look or fit you, or even if you would like to see the quality first hand before paying for them, then this feature is for you!
DO THEY HAVE WARRANTY?
Our sunglasses are backed by a 90 day quality guarantee. If you break them, we replace them! Please view our warranty section to view the terms and conditions.
DO YOU OFFER BUY NOW PAY LATER?
We sure do! Currently we offer AfterPay so you can wear your new sunnies straight away and pay them off with four small repayments.
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