No trees are chopped down in the making of Lochs. We are the only wooden sunglasses manufacturers to exclusively use water-reclaimed wood. This means that Loch doesn’t contribute to the deforestation of lands and eco-systems or the importation of bamboo and other exotic woods through wasteful transportation networks. It isn’t easy to use reclaimed materials, but it is the right thing to do.
QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Loch uses a mixture of technology and handcrafted expertise to produce the world’s first 500+ year-old water-reclaimed wooden frames. Through a scientific process called “dendrochronology” which involves the reading of the growth rings in a log, we can guarantee that the wood used in Lochs is at least 500 years old. Old-growth wood is known to be stronger and more stable compared to new wood that is grown for speed and cut down too early.
LESS STRAIN ON OUR PLANET
Poorly made products are a huge burden on our landfills. Purchasing quality products breaks this wasteful cycle and is an effective way to live well without compromising the Earth. We choose to take our time focusing on the details for an exquisite product, rather than going the route of mass production. In doing so we are saying, “yes” to small-scale manufacturing and job creation.