FINLAY & CO
"We wanted to create a brand that customers could feel passionate about and design products that they would love."
FINLAY & CO. is an iconic British eyewear brand, specialising in handmade Wooden Sunglasses. The name Finlay means ‘Ray of Sunlight’ in Gaelic and the essence of the brand is to capture that rare, magical moment of glorious sunshine.
The brand launched in late July 2012 after twelve months research, design and planning by four friends. The group worked for a year, on evenings and weekends, carrying prototypes around to coffee shops where they would discuss and develop the brand further. Whenever the wooden sunglasses were out on the table people around would start to comment, even asking to buy the prototype. In August 2012 we launched our range of handmade wooden sunglasses.
The brands original design achievement was being able to craft sunglasses from a single block of wood. Wood catches people’s attention: every pair of sunglasses we create is unique due to the natural variation in grain.
The brands most recent design venture has been layered glasses. These combine up to 7 layers of Maple wood, some stained, some natural, to make a vibrant yet classic eyewear design.
The natural wooden frames have been selected because of their superior quality from sustainably managed sources. Each pair is one-of-a-kind as the cut, grain and finish of the wood is unique to the individual sunglasses. Spring hinges are inserted into each temple, to provide additional comfort and ensure a great fit. All lenses used by Finlay & Co. are polarised and provide full UVA and UVB protection and all sunglasses come with a lens cloth and a bespoke, foldable case.
Finlay and Co. thrives on the values of British fashion, always striving to produce something distinct and spectacular.
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