Takeh glasses are in a class by themselves. We have scoured the world's eyewear trade shows for years looking for eyeglasses frames made of all-natural materials. Here it is: Takeh glasses are made entirely of bamboo!
Bamboo glasses are very light, lighter than plastic frames of the same size. Bamboo is stiffer than plastic as well, and they will retain their shape better than plastic frames. And of course, bamboo glasses are hypo-allergenic, so even the most sensitive people can wear them for years without skin irritation.
Natural bamboo is one of nature's most sustainable resources. This 100% biodegradable plant has the capacity to acclimate to the environment and readily renew itself. Bamboo is a type of grass, and many species can grow two feet or more per day. Bamboo is a renewable resource because when harvested, it does not require replanting. Bamboo will independently grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. Farmed bamboo stabilizes the earth with its roots, preventing erosion. It absorbs greenhouse gasses, produces oxygen (35% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees) and can provide safe habitat for birds and animals.
Takeh Nori glasses are made by Amy Sack Eyewear, a company founded on very loving principles: At the forefront of Ann’s vision is the care and well-being of animals in need. For nearly forty years, she and her husband have not only supported animal clinics, but have also fostered and adopted stray pets.
Ann’s love of animals has led to the creation of The Pixie Project a foundation named in honor of her rescued terrier mix. The project is being established to provide veterinary services (especially spay and neuter) for low-income families and will be funded through her new business, Amy Sacks Eyewear and Accessories.