Tommy Owens was fidgeting with a pair of frames he owned in 2010 when he couldn't help but notice how over the years, the pairs he had accumulated just felt so similar to one another. The designs, the colors, the tones, the materials, they all just felt the same. He decided he would try something different.
With his love of fashion and working with his hands, he started sketching and drawing designs for a pair of glasses that would be both unique and stylish.
After a family trip to his brother-in-law's farms in Georgia and Tennessee, Tommy became instantly inspired by wood. It's natural, it's beautiful, it's different and unique. He could shape it, stain it, cut it, dye it, mold it. He was obsessed. Days and nights he spent in his dimly lit garage shaping scraps of wood for hours, experimenting and playing until he ultimately came up with his first frame.
“I set out to create something that could be different and beautiful and inspire others, and after ten years, I’m still at it.” - Tommy
Today, Tommy Owens Eyewear is a small team of designers and craftsmen working together. From style to fit, we create handmade wooden glasses that are unlike anything you’ve seen before; they’re thinner, stronger, and designed to fit you like a perfectly tailored suit. We know you’ll love our premium wood frames because each one is designed and shaped to be uniquely you.
We are committed to sustainability. We use FSC-certified wood and recycled materials in our products. We also donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to a local environmental organization. This commitment to sustainability is reflected in the company's mission statement, which is to create high-quality, sustainable sunglasses that are a reflection of your unique style.
Here are some of the ways we help the environment:
We use carbon-neutral shipping on all orders.
We fund innovations in Direct Air Capture, Bio Oil, and Mineralization.
We plant one tree for every pair of sunglasses sold.
Our mission is to create sunglasses that are both stylish and environmentally friendly. We believe that sustainability is important, and we are committed to creating sunglasses that are good for the environment.
Our values are:
Quality: We only use the highest quality materials in our sunglasses.
Sustainability: We are committed to creating sunglasses that are good for the environment.
Uniqueness: We believe that everyone should have a pair of sunglasses that is uniquely their own.
Craftmanship: We take pride in the craftsmanship of our sunglasses.
We hope you’ll join us in our mission to create unique and sustainable eyewear.