So, we had this idea...

It started with a road trip.

We were driving through the Highlands in search of sunshine, when we came up with the idea for Tens. You might not think of sunglasses and Scotland as the perfect match, but that’s sort of the point. Developed by photographers (Marty, Kris & Tom), we thought it would be cool to take the rich, warm colours we add to our photos and apply them to real life. And so, countless rounds of prototypes and one crowdfunding campaign later, Tens happened.

Considering we knew nothing about the eyewear industry, we had to learn pretty fast. Five years on, we’ve come a long way!

Our Friends

When we launched with our crowdfunding campaign in 2014, we picked up 10,000 customers from 100+ countries around the world. Since then, we’ve been lucky to have them come along for the ride and meet even more creatives, explorers and all-round positive people along the way.

Our Frames

Our collection is designed in Scotland and each pair is handcrafted to ensure a level of craftsmanship that we’re really proud of. Our frames are made from plant-based Italian acetate, all originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp & natural cotton fibres. The impact on the environment is dramatically lower than regular plastic sunglasses.

The world looks incredible, I wouldn’t choose to wear anything else
Sir Richard Branson
Reminiscent of a photo from that golden-age of uplifting tints, the 1970s
This sunglasses company just won advertising
Fast Company
Tens might just change the way wearers see the world
Cool Hunting
You’ll be glad to know that they work as normal sunglasses too

Tens is a brand that prides itself in seeing things differently.



Sounds like a plan, let’s do it.

Fancy some glasses?

Well, you’ve come to the right place.