Our mission

is to make unique sunglasses and goods that are handmade from sustainable materials and put the planet before profit.

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Read about our sustainability

We contribute 1% of turnover 🌍

1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues.

And 1% for Gender Equality

In support of UNSDG 5 we will be donating 1% of turnover to NGO's that combat gender based violence in South Africa.

Current sales will be supporting Langa for Men and Women for Change.


Since opening in 2013 Ballo frames have been hand crafted by expert artisans from upcycled and recycled materials in our workshop in Cape Town.
All frames can be fit with RX/prescription lenses and come with 12 month warranty.


Ballo lenses are made of a scratch and impact resistant CR-39 polymer. They all have UVA and UVB 400 rating and come from a world leading lens lab. CR-39 are known for durability, clarity and visual acuity.


Frames are fitted with spring hinges for durability and to allow comfort for all face shapes. Spring hinges also ensure the active wearer gets a snug fit.


Ballo's manufacturing processes are unique and innovative. Each material used has been sourced ethically and gone through rigorous testing. We use unique combination of 23 hands on processes in the manufacture of each frame.

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