Classic styles reinvented through uniquely innovative materials? Count us in. That's what up-and-coming Philly-based company Barring Eyewear has created with their updated version of the timeless Wayfarer.   Produced from sustainably harvested woods like Rosewood and Black Walnut, these shades modernize the classic Ray Ban style while adding a subtley unique look that you won't find at your local Sunglass Hut.  Devoted to creating stunning frames while also supporting noble cause, Barring designers and co-founders Joe, Cody, and Eric donate a portion of each sale to Rock the Future Charity (http://rocktothefuturephilly.org/) as well as the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org)  

Barring is committed to building a sustainable business, supporting noble causes, and designing stunning frames.
Joe, Cody, and Eric

Process & Materials

Designed by their Philadelphia-based team, Barring sunglasses are made from stunning woods such as Rosewood, Walnut and Zebrawood harvested solely from sustainably managed forests.   The result is a classic wayfarer reinvented through the use of innovative materials.  By limiting markup, selling directly from manufacturer, and cutting out large-scale marketing campaigns Barring is able to offer frames that are comparable in design and quality to name brand models that cost more than double.

Manufactured with high grade tri-acetate cellulose (TAC), every lens features TAC polarization, wrinkle protection technology, scratch & shatter resistant layers, and provides 100% UV protection from UVA and UVB rays. Polarized and Category 3 UV400 protection, this combination provides crisp vision and eliminates glare. All of our lenses are FDA approved and exceed European Union standards.  Every frame is hand inspected and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Responsible design

Here’s how this product leaves a lighter footprint

  • Gives Back
  • Low Impact Process