By Nanette Wong (design-milk)
While traditionally used for well, other things, hemp is a very sustainable product that can be used within 3 months, compared to trees that take years to go. It only makes sense that scientists and designers would see how to best utilize hemp in other daily products to reduce our environmental footprint.
Thus, Hemp Eyewear was born. Sam Whitten originally started Hemp Eyewear out of his parents’ garage, and then successfully got the project crowdfunded. Now, the company is the originator of the world’s first hemp sunglasses.