Local Design: Ballo Sunglasses

WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGES Jan Ras

These local handmade sunglasses, or “eyewood” as Ballo likes to call them, are focused on recycling and sustainability.

Each frame is made from a unique blend of recycled paper and timber offcuts, which is then laminated using bio resin. The frames are decorated with a variety of fabrics or wood and the lenses are polarised for optimal eye protection. Each pair of Ballo sunglasses can also be fitted with prescription lenses.

Ballo eyewear comes in a wooden tube. Each pair has a one-year guarantee.

Ballo is situated at 35 Frere Street, Woodstock, Cape Town. For more information, visit ballo.co.za.