Althea Handmade

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This optical quality handmade sunglass features a custom zyl material. Each pair of these Althea sunglasses are individually made and the laminate zyl material and colours are customized to allow the beautiful First Nations artwork to stand out. The dramatic designs on the temples are paired with fashionable solid coloured fronts so the end look, while making a strong statement, is very wearable day-to-day. The handmade Althea sunglasses feature a custom eagle design by Corrine Hunt. High quality lightweight and scratch resistant CR39 lenses allow for optimal optical clarity and are UV400. 

Every pair comes with  hard protective case.


Partial proceeds from the sale of all AYA eyewear and accessory items are donated communities in need.

We guarantee our merchandise to be free of manufacturing defects and accept any defective item for refund or exchange within 6 months of purchase. Optical frames are guaranteed for a 1 year period.
Corrine Hunt
CR39 with anti-scratch coating and UV400
Frame Size:
Lens Curvature:
Base 8


  • 5
    Exquisite quality - comparable to $400 sunglasses!

    Posted by SR on 14th Mar 2016

    If I bought these in Italy, I'd pay over $400 easily. The quality is simply outstanding and the price is an absolute bargain for the quality you get. Zyl (cellulose acetate) is a natural polymer mostly from wood pulp and cotton fibre so it's incredibly comfortable, hypoallergenic, strong, and customizes to your proportions over time. Wearing zyl is a totally different experience from wearing plastic frames. My guess is that these frames were hand polished too because the finish is very lustrous and smooth. The CR39 lenses are very light to wear, optical quality excellent (I have the ones with the amber tint). I was a little nervous about buying sunglasses without trying on because I have a wide, round face with a smallish nose and it makes it harder to find glasses that 1) fit and 2) don't make my face look even wider than it is. I'm glad I took the chance though because they are very flattering on. Thinking they'd probably be good for triangular and square shaped faces too - judging from the friends who tried them on (you folks with the lovely oval faces seem to just be able to wear anything so I didn't add you to the list :) ). Was worried the black would be too severe and the red too hard to match with other things, the blue-brown color was a good compromise.... stylish and interesting, but wearable with just about anything.