Ballo in Paris

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Adri Neethling

The well known Le BHV / Marais department store in Paris will be featuring Ballo sunglasses in store between 9th June - 31st July. If you are in the area, go explore the richness of some of the best design South Africa has to offer.

Introducing all new Hemp apparel from Ballo

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Alistair Barnes

Ballo’s core principles are sustainability, functionality and durability. Staying true to these we have developed a range of hemp teeshirts, vests and snapback caps. 
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Posted in cape town, ethical fashion, handmade, hemp, hemp apparel, sustainable, sustainable fashion, woodstock

Check this guy out! A cyborg artist who can hear images and paint sounds

Posted on October 14, 2015 by Antonia Brown

Harbisson hears colour

Hearing Colors from Greg Brunkalla on Vimeo.

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Coming soon....Buffalo Horn frames

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Adri Neethling

Domestic Buffalo horn is one of the earliest materials used to make eyewear. It is an organic by-product of domestic water buffalo farming and is sourced without any harm coming to the animals. 

As with any other pair of Ballo, you can rock these horn frames with either CR39 tinted lenses or fit them with your own prescription. 

*Picture: Dewey shape 

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Posted in buffalo horn, cape town, handmade, horn-rimmed glasses, prescription, RX, sustainable, woodstock

A fresh start to summer

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Adri Neethling

New kid on the block- The Burge is sure to heat things up this summer.

*Pictured in Raw Imbuia wood with Cyan Mirror lens.

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Posted in cape town, eyewood, handmade, mirror lens, polarized, sustainable wood sunglasses, wooden sunglasses

Yes, Ballo wooden frames can be fit with your prescription / RX lenses

Posted on August 04, 2015 by Alistair Barnes

Most opticians will tell you they won't work with wooden frames as the frame will split.

We'll tell you different. At the core of every eyewood frame is a unique combination of recycled paper and off-cut timber, which are laminated together with a bio resin. This gives our frames durability and allows any pair of Ballo to be fit with prescription lenses.

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Posted in Ballo, cape town, eyewood, handmade, how its made, prescription, processes, RX, sustainable wood sunglasses, wooden sunglasses, woodstock

Recycle your old jeans and WIN a pair of DENIM SHADES

Posted on July 10, 2015 by Alistair Barnes

Want a FREE pair of Ballo denim sunglasses?

Donate your old jeans you will stand a chance of winning a unique, Polarized pair of Ballo made from upcycled denim, recycled paper and off-cut timber...


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