RAEN is handmade and independent – driven by the horizons we seek. Designed in California Raen are undeniably influenced by the salt in the air and the lives we lead. Their search for an authentic and yet modern classic style keeps Raen evolving and inventive. They are passionate about every step of our process and are committed to making eyewear that makes you proud to wear.
Raen's process is seamless from start to finish, with meticulous attention to detail and quality from each cut and screw to every subtle nuance. Every pair of RAEN frames are designed in our California design studio and made to their exact original vision. All of the acetate is a unique and custom combination for each line, and every frame is built with hand-guided cutting, and then hand polished to finish. All of the lenses are manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision, completing the process that makes every single frame RAEN.
Acetate - All RAEN eyewear is produced from the highest grade cellulose acetate, a high quality plastic originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp and natural cotton fibers. Frame - Every pair of RAEN frames are handmade. Each front shape is cut from a single flat sheet of acetate, following the precise design set forward from our California design studio.
Wire Core & Hinges - Each temple has a wire core embedded in it. This piece of hardware is what holds the temple shape, and keeps your favorite pair of shades fitting your subtle nuances for a long time to come.
Lenses - All RAEN Optics are outfitted with CR-39 lenses or CR-39 Polarized lenses manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision. These industry leading lenses provide 100% UVA / UVB protection. CR-39 is a material highly resistant to abrasions making it a preferred choice for sunglass lenses, and the perfect complement to handmade acetate frames.