Our first post covered who Zylina is as a brand, our vision and what makes us sustainable and ethical, which you can catch up on here.
Today we’re going to give you an exclusive peek into our manufacturing process and the materials that we use to build eyeglasses frames for each of our collections.
Let’s hop to it, shall we?
A Quick Recap
The Zylina mission is to offer a luxury eyewear product that incorporates both fashion and nature.
We handmake each pair of eyeglasses and sunglasses using the finest woods and bamboos that have been sourced in natural surroundings. Just like no two pieces of wood are the same, no two pairs of Zylina frames are the same – meaning that you get a truly unique product every time.
Pretty cool, right?
The Zylina Manufacturing Process
To obtain these distinctive pieces of art, we use artisan craftmanship alongside modern technology to transform individual pieces of earth.
The first step in the manufacturing process is design. We’re inspired by shapes, trends, colors and the environment, and use these inspirations to define a concept for a single pair of Zylina glasses frames.
What comes next, we hear you ask?
We use state-of-the-art 3D mapping and modeling software to bring the concept to life in preparation for construction.
Then? Special saws and laser cutters are used to shape the frame from its 3D model. Some woods have to be pressurized and manipulated in shape so that they’ll sit comfortably on the face.
Afterwards, the frame is sanded and given a polishing treatment before the lenses are carefully inserted.
The final step?
Spring hinges are placed into the temples, the arms of the frame are attached and the glasses are given an extensive quality check before they are packaged and ready to be shipped.
Zylina Materials Involved
At Zylina, we use a range of sustainable materials in our current collections which come straight from the earth.
Want to know more? Here’s an outline of the materials involved:
- Ebony – This dense jet-black hardwood is durable, smooth and fine in texture, typically from Southern India, Sri Lanka, Western Africa and Indonesia.
- Zebra – This light to dark brown wood is stripped, resembling a zebra, and comes from Central Africa and Central America.
- Walnut – Dark chocolate brown in color, walnut is medium in texture and typically comes from North America, Central and East Asia.
- Cherry – The grain of cherry is usually straight and light reddish-brown in color with a very fine texture. It comes from North and South America.
- Rose – Typically from Brazil, Madagascar and Southeast Asia, this material varies in color from chocolate brown to a dark reddish-brown and features black streaks.
- Beech – Pale cream in color with a fine to medium texture and moderate natural luster, beech is typically from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
- Duwood (pear) – Typically found in Europe and Southeast Asia, this wood is more commonly known as a birch-leaved pear. It has a pale reddish brown color that is usually dyed black.
- Rainbow (maple) – More commonly known as maple wood, rainbow has a straight grain, a fine texture and is usually white to cream in color. It can be found in Asia, North America, and Europe.
- Hackberry – This is a light brown to grey wood with a very coarse, uneven texture. It’s found in USA and Canada and responds incredibly to stains and finishes.
- Skateboard – Crafted from recycled skateboard decks, skateboard is durable and comes in nearly every color. It’s typically made from birch plywood, bamboo, and maple.
- Bamboo – Commonly from China and Southeast Asia, bamboo is pale yellow to almost white in color with a very uniform texture.
You got all that?
At Zylina, we are dedicated to providing our customer with high quality, comfortable eyewear that stands the test of time – which is why we use sustainable materials and a handcrafted manufacturing process.
Ultimately, we just want people to enjoy having a unique work of art for their glasses frames because, at Zylina, we’re proud to be different.