Why Cork sunglasses?

Cork eyewear frame

Ballo has made a big move towards cork and recycled cork now makes up 80% of our frame materials. Here’s why…

Cork is a sustainable resource, both renewable and biodegradable. The cork oak tree is unique in that its thick bark can be stripped off every decade to extract the cork without damaging the trees.

Cork bark

The cork we use for our eyewear is offcuts from wine cork production and is grown in Portugal. Other benefits of cork? Cork is resilient, lightweight, natural, breathable material that is hypoallergenic and has a high friction resistance. It’s also 100% renewable, natural and vegan. And it floats.

We just love working with cork and wearing cork.


Below: Nomfundo wearing Cork Cosmo

Cork Sunglasses