From Capetown to Yorkshire – South African Eyewear designer, David Green comes to Meltham Optician

South African Eyewear designer, David Green comes to Meltham Optician

The weather in Yorkshire in October is best described as a mixed bag. So we were delighted that the rain held off long enough for us to  welcome entrepreneurial eyewear designer, David Green, to our Meltham practice last month.
Helen, Gemma, Sheryl, Jill and David
David, who lives in Capetown, South Africa, is one of the industry’s eyewear designers who is leading the way in his commitment to green technology and environmental sustainability. With a range of unique, bespoke handmade frames featuring natural materials such as leaves, petals, cork, reeds and mother of pearl, the collection is as individual as its wearers.

Bringing nature to a walkers paradise

Walkers come from all over the country to enjoy the surrounding hills and spectacular views. So what better place to stock a completely natural range of eyewear. With inspiration drawn from the from forests to oceans of South Africa, the shapes and colours are both vibrant and natural. One only has to walk around our surrounding countryside to appreciate nature and the natural world. We feel that David Green eyewear echoes this and blends perfectly with our beautiful neighbourhood. For those who regularly read our blogs, you will know how passionate we are about the environment. We love sustainable eyewear and David Green eyewear just ticks all the boxes. Using natural foliage and vegetable dyes to provide vivid colours, all materials used are encased in natural cotton based acetates. While metal components are certified to contain no harmful substances.   Meltham may not provide the warm and lush climate David is used to. But the vibrant colours certainly bring a feeling sunshine and fun. David Green eyewear is ideal for ladies and gentlemen who want an update and are passionate about their environment, and the world they live in. Protecting our planet and environment is something which is gaining great importance and this beautiful eyewear collection reflects this.   Gemma’s walk on the wild side While with us David kept us all entertained. He regaled us with many hints and tips about his fabulous eyewear collection. About life in South Africa, and his travels around the world. He also shared his love of music. In particular his passion for the guitar ash he chatted with Mr Gooch, one of our musical clients. We think you’ll agree that Mr Gooch looks fantastic in his new David Green Awake frame with it’s stunning leaf detailing.   For more information on the David Green Eyewear collection. To view the collection call either Greenfield on 01457 353100 or Meltham on 01484 907090 or email us on

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