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 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.
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.