The past few months we are working on the development of our services. As a further step of this process, we are now landing a temporary shopping platform, until we can integrate our fully developed e-shop.
There you can browse and purchase any model of this year's summer collection.
Back in May of 2013, Xylo eyewear launched its crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo. We firmly believe that in times like these, where kickstarting your own project and making your dreams a reality cannot find funding by the usual methods and practices, crowdfunding was the answer.
It is a unique, fair and democratic way of funding new ideas, against the backdrop of a failing economy. Thus we started our campaign on indiegogo.
And thanks to you all, we succeeded. The campaign ended on the 15 of June 2013 - over funded, by 51%. All the amount that is now gathered from the funding process, will support our tries in making Xylo a new eyewear brand and building it into a viable company, located in Syros island / Cyclades - Greece; in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea.
We consider your funding and your support, the perfect help and a crucial step towards our goal. Now we continue.
Eyewear is a complex construction, especially when it is about handcrafted process. Our eyewear frames collection includes four models (Blaze, Fly, Wave and Sand) in 16 different wood combinations. We use wood such as greek walnut, american walnut, wenge, maple, rosewood, bubinga, and zebrawood. With the combinations and designs we created, we want to satisfy most of the aesthetic demands of those interested. See the collection, on our store.
And that's because we believe that wooden eyewear is not a luxurious item, but an artifact that comes from good technique, attention to detail, and care for the material and the final outcome. And this is something that everyone should be able to enjoy.
So, our first concern is the quality of our material. We choose carefully the lumber we use and we refine it by hand, while choosing our lenses so that they satisfy the criteria of the E.U. (En 1836) and the U.S.A. standards (ANSI Z80.3). Of course, our final outcome will be able to accompany its user for a long time. With this having in mind, our lenses are polarized for a relaxed use, protecting from UVA UVB radiation, featuring an exterior scratch resistant coating and interior anti-reflect coating also, so that the inside reflections are avoided. An important feature that we managed to incorporate to our designs, is that our lenses are replaceable.
Focusing on human centered design, we are trying to make our sunglasses as relaxing and distinctive as possible. And we managed it, by incorporating a base curve in all of our frames. The arms have also a curve, so that they embrace the head uniformly, while the hinges that link the arms with the main bay of the sunglasses are flexible, so that they can conform on every face.
Feel free to contact us for orders, inquiries or just to say hello!
You can download the latest press release here, both for web and print use.