The first time you put on a pair of Wollenweber glasses, you will feel the difference from acetate glasses. Glasses made of natural horn are extremely light and ensure a high wearing comfort due to the fact that the horn adapts to the human body temperature.
Due to their unique grains and structures, each frame is unique. They are also completely customizable and a good alternative for people with skin allergies.
The topic of sustainability is very important in today's world and is also firmly anchored in the company philosophy of Wollenweber.
The material is high quality to noble, but is a by-product of livestock farming. Not a single animal loses its life because of its horns.
Natural horn is one of the oldest materials of all.
Most horns come from the Asian water buffalo. Of course, no animal has to die because of its horn. They are very valuable to people in their homeland, as they are kept for plowing rice fields and as beasts of burden.
These farm animals provide, quasi as a by-product, the high-quality natural material from which exclusive eyeglass frames are made at Wollenweber hornline.
Genuine natural horn frames can be recognized by their beautiful grain and typical brown and beige tones. However, by combining them with wood, silk or dyed horn plates, many other color shades are possible.
When the horn plates arrive at the manufactory, the real art of making glasses begins. The plates reveal the secret of their beauty only after grinding, because each has a unique structure and coloring. Drawing the shape of the glasses on them, milling them out, grinding and polishing them several times or mounting the temples up to the individual engraving on the inside of the temple requires a lot of craftsmanship. More than 200 work steps are necessary until the final product.