Folc eyewear, a sustainable manufacturing collection
Folc eyewear – sustainable manufacturing collection of frames and sunglasses for lovers of design and quality over branding.
The brand name “Folc” comes from Old English and means: Folk, People or Persons.
It is not chosen at random.
Its founder, Marta, chose this name to encompass all those people who love design and quality above the name of the brand itself.
Acetate sculpted frames
When the rest of us talk about “designing” a frame or sunglasses, Folc calls it “sculpting” because the final result is a piece with volume, playing with shapes and light to create a very special effect. This is actually an acetate sculpture.
All his models follow a very coherent line, they follow the same very marked style.
I would say that they could be taken from the most glamorous era of Hollywood but modernized and giving them above all thickness and playing with volume.
Sustainability and proximity
Their headquarters are in a small workshop in the Poble Nou neighborhood in Barcelona.
For those who don’t know it. Like many other neighborhoods in this city, it was originally a small village that has been annexed and made Barcelona grow. It was basically an industrial area. But now it is a mix of “lifelong” neighbors, IT companies and young artisans. There is a great creative and innovative energy in the area.
One of Folc Eyewear’s premises is to try to be as local and sustainable as possible.
A manufacturing process is followed in which much of the workmanship is done by hand. This is done in a place in northern Italy surrounded by nature. One of the few places in the world with a tradition of handmade frames. Where its craftsmen work following the health and safety standards established by the European Union.
Used Materials are sourced from Italy, thus reducing the environmental impact.
The lenses used in the sunglasses are from Carl Zeiss, lenses with color of very good quality, both in optics and UV protection. The acetates are Italian from Mazzucchelli and LA/ES. All the printed advertisings are made in their own neighborhood, Poble Nou. The photographs of their products and lookbooks are also taken by local photographers.
Here you can see part of a Folc Eyewear lookbook.
The whole process, from the first sketches to having the product ready to deliver is slow. It can take a year.
And each new collection is limited edition to avoid overstock and waste of material.
Check out our selection of Folc eyewear.
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