Archer Eyewear is a sustainable eyewear brand operating from the scenic town of Batemans Bay in NSW run by wife and husband duo Rhiannon and Michael.
The brand bloomed in early 2018 after the birth of their son Archer inspired them to pursue a dream of launching a product they were searching for at the time - comfortable eyewear that wasn't plastic. They had struggled for years to find decent sunglasses that were affordable, comfortable, and suited our faces.
"I remember buying a $300 pair of designer shades one year and I was so disappointed because they sat crooked on my face, didn't really suit me and they left me with a headache, the experience was so impersonal. We both thought, there has to be a better option here."
Archer Eyewear curated a small collection of designs that they knew would suit the majority of people, then added all the bells and whistles designer shades offer, but without the expensive price tag! During the design process they discovered that wood is much more sustainable and comfier than plastic sunglasses. It's also biodegradable and won't leave a lasting impact on our planet like most sunglasses sitting in landfill will.
In 2019 Archer Eyewear partnered with eco warriors, Carbon Neutral, who plant thousands of seedlings and saplings across outback Australia's agricultural region every year. For every pair of sunglasses sold, a native tree is planted too.
This is something that Rhiannon and Michael are really proud of and have been able to plant many trees since launching.
The Archer range offers stylish designs for both men and women that are equipped with polarised UV400 lenses, scratch resistant lenses, flexi hinges and comfortable wooden frames.