The procedure for creating the 5 styles in the GRO eyewear collection can take upwards of sixty days or more, as artisans labor over the process of turning pulverized cotton flakes into a transparent paste, which is then fed continuously into rollers to create raw acetate sheets of a desired thickness. Next comes hand application of organic colored powder on acetone sheets, followed by perfect blending with yet another encounter with rollers.
Sheets of varying colors are then chopped into small cubes and again processed through rollers to fabricate a new patterned sheet. Sheets are pressed together to create a solid acetate cube, which is sliced into new sheets of desired thickness and made ready for the next production process.
Yet this next step may take weeks or months to begin as the most durable
acetate requires time to cure.
Lenses are made with optically ground CR-39, providing lightweight comfort with superior optical clarity and 100% UVA/UVB protection. Premium coated lenses feature gradient and flash mirror with a matching backside anti-reflective and scratch resistant topcoat.
The finished result is eyewear that is hypoallergenic, lightweight, and
resistant to distortion and warping, even after many years. Because of the
arduous hand production process, GRO frames can be buffed back into their original luster after years of ownership.
That is quality eyewear.