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The Kirk family have been in optics for over one hundred years. As the only company in the world to hand-make acrylic frames, their glasses and sunglasses have an unmistakable look but, most importantly, they are incredibly light and comfortable to wear. Get early access for exclusive, early access to invest in this amazing eyewear brand, ahead of their public launch.

“Our loyal audience ranges from world renown style leaders like Robert Downey Jr and Samuel L. Jackson, to everyday folk like you and me, but we all share so much in common; we are independent, we make our own decisions, and we won’t be told what to wear. Kirk & Kirk affords us a unique opportunity to express that individuality. Our mission is to inspire and excite through eyewear.”

Jason and Karen Kirk

Kirk and Kirk

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About Kirk and Kirk

Kirk & Kirk is a British eyewear brand, whose frames are produced from start to finish in one factory in France. They are unique and recognizable due to their use of colour, which is partly due to their choice of materials.

Handmade from their own special grade of Italian acrylic, their material weighs a fraction compared to conventional acetate, allowing them to produce chunky-looking frames that are extremely light and very comfortable to wear. Not only that but their frames are 100% recyclable.

Handmade from their own special grade of Italian acrylic, their material weighs a fraction compared to conventional acetate, allowing them to produce chunky-looking frames that are extremely light and very comfortable to wear.

Not only that but their frames are 100% recyclable.

The Kirk family have been in optics for over a hundred years.

Inspired by the innovative approach of Sidney and Percy Kirk, Jason and Karen uphold the family legacy, pushing the boundaries of eyewear, exciting and inspiring through their unique use of materials and colour.

Sidney and Percy Kirk took a magnanimous view of the profession. They believed that if the industry was successful, they would be successful, so they worked generously offering other optical folk support in setting up London factories or producing advertising books that opticians were free to use to promote their shops.

They were innovators. They developed the first flexible nose-pads, The Facifit, a game changer in retail optics. They even created a bullet proof glass that Sir Malcolm Campbell used in his goggles to set the world water speed record in the 1930s.

Three generations later, Jason Kirk, Sidney’s grandson and Karen Kirk, the Creative Director, use Kirk Brothers’ principles to guide their ship.

Jason and Karen Kirk started in optics in 1992 and built their company with retail stores and even a UK factory until they sold it twenty years later. 

The Vivarium Collection 2015 used under-stated colours to highlight elements of handmade jewellery on the frames. Produced by craftsmen in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter, each frame was adorned with a small Sterling Silver or 9 carat gold animal, ranging from intricate flies to noble stallions.

In 2017, the iconic Kaleidoscope Collection was launched. 8mm laminated acrylic with combination of colour that played in the light to give different hues according to the thickness of each element of the frame.

In 2019 Kirk & Kirk went even further emphasising the weight benefits of acrylic. The Centena collection is hand-made from 10mm acrylic, an innovation that allows the presence of a chunky, confident piece but with all the comfort of a super light-weight frame.

In 2020, the mini-collection, Matte Centena was born, a sub-set in sand-blasted matte colours that is the ultimate expression of the bold, presence of Kirk & Kirk eyewear.

The 2021 Centiles collections combines some of the attributes of earlier Kirk & Kirk eyewear, using laminated materials but in 10mm thickness.

Read more about this brand on TEF Magazine or visit their website.

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