Tender’s sunglasses frames are made by hand in England.
Acetate frames are individually cut from sheets of cellulose acetate derived from cotton pulp. Generally these kinds of frames are cut from thin sheet material, with stock nose-pieces glued into place behind the fronts, however Tender’s frames are cut from much thicker 8mm sheet, and carved away to fit around the face. This gives them a very substantial feel in the hand, while retaining comfort and lightness when worn. Each pair is hand polished to smooth out the hard edges and give them three-dimensional shape, and as such each pair if slightly different.
Wire frames are constructed from individual wires soldered together before being fastened at the temples with tension screws.
All frames are fitted with UV-protective sunglasses lenses, but are appropriate for prescription lenses, which can be fitted and adjusted by any good optician.