A tightly woven, organically waxed, water-resistant poly-cotton blend that is lightweight and comfy as heck. We were extremely picky developing this critical piece. It took us over 8 months, 5 different manufacturers and 30 prototypes to make it work, look and feel perfect for our Ombraz.
We are developing future models that will allow you to interchange the cords as you please. But for now, our handcrafted cords are permanently on your Braz. If something should happen to your cord, send it in. We'll fix it, and your Braz will be good as new.
We have partnered with Eden Reforestation Projects, a not-for-profit organization that employs locals in Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia and Madagascar to plant and protect native trees. Together with your help we are bringing indigenous families out of poverty and restoring degraded landscapes and ecosystems.
Our partners at Eden Reforestation have strategically picked nursery locations in Madagascar, Indonesia and Nepal where deforestation is having the largest impact on both the surrounding environment and local communities. Our trees are planted in critical locations. What’s more, our trees in tropical areas like Madagascar and Indonesia suck up to 2x more carbon dioxide than trees in more far Northern and Southern regions because the sunny tropical weather allows trees to do their thing year round!
Chances are, if the adjustable cord locks up, the knots are too tight. Work at the knots to loosen them. (Make sure you don’t untie them all the way.) This should unlock your adjustable cord and make the apparatus slide easier.
The adjustable knot system is so simple it's almost silly. There are two cords, one attached to each side of your Ombraz' frames. The end of each cord is tied with a half-knot around the other cord, each cord can slide through the knot on the other cord, making it possible to adjust the size of the loop. Check out this vid:
Our frames get a little softer when warmed up. If you hit them with a hairdryer for 20 seconds, ensuring proper distance so you aren't melting your frames, it should loosen up the frames to make changing the lenses easier. Start in the corner closest to the nose piece, insert the lens and bend it slightly to fit into the other side.
For now, your local boutique sunglass shop can make a custom pair of lenses you can pop into your Ombraz. Just let us know you're interested in putting RX lenses into your Ombraz and we will work with your optometrist to get them sized properly!
Take 30 days, try the sunglasses, and make up your own mind on what makes sense and what doesn’t. If they don't suit your fancy after 29 days, send 'em back. Not only that, we guarantee Ombraz' cords for life. We don’t believe in throwing away an entire product that can be fixed. If your cord should, for some reason fail, send us your Ombraz, we will attach a new cord, and your Braz will be as good as new.