How It's Made

La Brea sunset on beach
At La Brea, sunglasses are far more than an accessory. Every pair represents a quality experience - a certain look and feel each and every time that you wear them.  
Every angle and cut is concepted and designed in our Los Angeles studio.  From the flow and grit of Venice Beach to the rich historic culture of downtown LA, La Brea meshes high fashion and fun experienced across the city and beyond.
La Brea how it's made - frames
Let’s Start With the Frames
From the highest grade plant-based cellulose acetate to ultra-lightweight titanium, we use nothing but premium materials for our frames. Our hand carved frames are cut from a single flat sheet of acetate and molded to achieve a tailored fit. The acetate has incredible properties that make it ideal for eyewear: It retains color, doesn’t fade or peel, and is hypoallergenic - all while being highly durable and comfortable to wear.   



La Brea how it's made - hinges
How It Comes Together

We only use the best hardware - premium titanium and embedded wire cores - to prevent bending and warping. Riveted and barreled hinges attached to the wire cores ensure long-lasting shape and durability, while allowing for granular adjustments to create an ideal fit for any face. You’ll feel the strength of the construction every time you unfold your La Brea eyewear.



La Brea sunset between palm trees
A Sight to Behold

All of our La Brea frames are outfitted with CR39 or Nylon lenses - industry leading lens materials that are highly scratch resistant, lighter than glass, offer superior color clarity, and provide 100% UVA/UVB protection. We add an anti-reflective coating that further reduces any light coming through the back of the frame and hitting your eye. 


We hope you enjoy every pair of La Brea sunglasses as much as we enjoy making them. Your future looks bright :)


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