Sunglasses are the best accessory one can wear. It does not look extra, and it also gives your overall look a minimal touch. There are plenty of options from where you can choose what pair to wear and what will work best for you according to the occasion.
You might have considered buying a new pair and you are confused with a vast collection. You would have searched for it on Google too. Recently handcrafted eyewear and acetate glasses are gaining a lot of popularity. But you would be wondering that why do you keep coming across this term ‘acetate’? Why the prices among the acetate glasses vary so much?
What are acetate glasses?
Acetate is made from synthetic fibers. It was replaced with the old plastic frames because those frames had some issues. Acetate glasses are very popular nowadays because of its glossy and transparent look. Gloss and transparency will look better as you go higher in the quality of acetate. When people compare acetate glasses with the standard glasses, they say that acetate glasses gives them a more natural feel.
Acetate is made of natural cotton fibers or/and polymer that is derived from the tree. Reasonable material for eyewear is nylon in some cases. It is good to reduce the impact of falls or to resist heat such as in sportswear or goggles. This is used in fashionable glasses to cut the cost of the glasses and make them affordable for masses to wear.
There are many reasons why acetate handcrafted eyewear is preferred over the plastic eyewear. Some of the reasons are stated below:
- Acetate glass does not harm the environment
- It is made from renewable materials
- Transparent material gives the glasses a beautiful look
- They come in a variety of colors and can have many designs
- They can e adjusted by any optician
- They are hypoallergenic
Acetate glasses are highly unique. Premium quality acetate frames are known for their strength and lightweight. Yet they remain extremely flexible, which makes the frame long-lasting.
How are handmade acetate eyeglass frames made?
The way you buy a coffee and can differentiate between a machine-made coffee and a hand made coffee. In the same way, you can tell the difference between an acetate frame that is made from the machine and handcrafted eyewear. Generally, all the premium quality acetate frames are handmade. The manufacturers of high-end frames are located in Japan and Europe. These manufacturers create the finest products. Italians are also brilliant at craftwork, and they have a long history with acetate. Italy is known for its Mazzucchelli acetate. Mazzucchelli has a different process, like how they cut and cure the material which is called ‘block acetate’.
After Japan and Italy, China is also coming into play although their quality is not as top-notch as the quality of Japanese and Italian acetate because their workers are less experienced due to their high employee turn over rates in China today. But it is just a matter of time before the Chinese will start coming up with premium quality eyewear since they are the leader in all the areas.