The Owl is a unisex, classic, round frame.
Feels like: All the wisdom all the time.
Developed with the United Nations in Celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Welcome to the groundbreaking collaboration between Ballo Cork Eyewear and the United Nations, where sustainable fashion meets global impact. Embracing the philosophy of Ubuntu Vision, we unite to redefine eyewear by fostering a sense of interconnectedness, community, and environmental responsibility. Join us on a journey where style meets purpose, and together, we envision a world where fashion not only looks good but does good.
The fabric used to make these frames features the colours of the South African flag. We have named it Enkosi, the Xhosa word for "thank you", as we would like to thank the Springbok rugby team for showing us what is possible when a diverse group of people embrace differences in pursuit of a common goal. Congratulations to the back to back rugby world champions.
After many years of making ethical eyewear by hand, this Ballo range is a meaningful breakthrough- sustainable, lightweight, durable, flexible, floating sunglasses. Made using cork (offcuts from wine bottle cork production), recycled poly-cotton canvas and finished with waterproof bio-resin.
More about Ballo:
Ballo is a B Corporation and a contributing member to 1% For the Planet
Since 2013 all products have been handmade in Woodstock, Cape Town
Frames contain upcycled, recycled & sustainably sourced materials
Temples fitted with spring hinges for comfort
Ballo lenses are made of a scratch and impact resistant CR-39. Our lenses are known for durability, clarity and visual acuity.
All Ballo frames can be fit with your prescription/RX lenses by any optometrist
Frames come packaged in recycled hard and soft cases
Frames have a 12 month warranty against manufacturing faults
a. 46mm b. 12mm c. 140mm