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How Tender Sunglasses are Made

How Tender Sunglasses are Made

Tender's sunglasses frames are made from cellulose acetate, derived from cotton pulp. This means that as well as being a natural, biodegradable product, they're hypo-allergenic. A lot of cellulose acetate for top-end frames is made from lignin (from wood pulp), but cotton pulp makes a finer material, which can take a very high polish.

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How Tender Belts are Made

How Tender Belts are Made

Tender belts are undoubtedly a piece of art. This is how they are made. The traditional bark tannage takes up to 18 months. The leather it's tanned in Devon. It's the only oak bark tannery left in Britain, and leather has been continuously produced on the site since Roman times. Belt buckles are all cast in solid brass in Devon, using the lost-wax method. This is one of the oldest casting methods.

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