We make eyewear for people who see things differently.

All of our glasses are made from hemp, one of the most beautiful and sustainable materials on earth. And they’re all handcrafted here at our workshop in Edinburgh.

Everything about our product is proudly unconventional: the materials, the process, the design and the look. So how did we get here?


Product designer Sam Whitten founded Hemp Eyewear in Scotland after discovering the incredible properties and potential of hemp. Sam saw an opportunity to take on a market that not only uses an unbelievable amount of plastic, but relies more heavily on logos and advertising than on craftsmanship and design. Our first prototype - a pair of sunglasses with the signature hemp frame - went viral in 2014, and with a wave of support from early adopters, we were off and running.

Since then, we’ve learned and grown, moving into our studio in Edinburgh where we’ve worked hard to get every detail right, from sourcing the perfect materials to fine-tuning our process to getting to know our audience better and better.

Hand sanding the legs

Now, handcrafting every pair of glasses with minute attention to detail using what we believe to be the best materials on earth, we’re proud to say that our eyewear is more sustainable, more high quality and more beautiful than ever: living proof that you can enjoy something luxurious whilst still being responsible.