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No sidearms. No problems.

We build carbon-negative, armless sunglasses that solve a problem and serve a purpose.

Our Story

Our Story : Ombraz CoFounder, Jensen, was on a camel safari when, *snap!* someone sat on his sunglasses and the sidearms broke off. Jensen tied a piece of twine to both hinges and wrapped the twine around the back of his head. He couldn't believe how well the Macgyvered pair worked! They didn’t slip down his nose, they were secure and incredibly comfortable, and when he didn’t need them on, he could drop them around his neck or throw them in his pocket without fear of breaking them. Over the next 5 years, enough people inquired about the unique design to propel the business idea and lead to the most practical sunnies in the industry.

Launch: Jensen teamed up with Nikolai, a good friend from college, with an adept e-commerce background. Headquartered in a barn loft on a 3-acre farm in Bellevue, WA, the two developed components, built out the supply chain and masterminded the Ombraz brand. Jensen & Nikolai launched Ombraz on Indiegogo in Spring 2018. In 30 days, Ombraz raised $165,000 from over 1,400 backers across all 7 continents, 54 countries and all 50 US states. Check out the launch video below, it’s a good time.

Within 3 months of delivering to backers, Ombraz won Backpacker Magazine’s 2019 Gear Editors’ Choice Award and garnered incredible feedback from major gear publications like Gear Patrol, Gear Junkie, Freeskier Magazine, Rock & Ice, Climbing Magazine,  and Outside Magazine.

Ombraz are now available in REI stores, as well as REI.com, Huckberry.com, Moosejaw and select specialty outdoor shops around the country. The dynamic duo focuses on building a practical,  carbon-negative brand that serves a purpose and solves problems.

Manufacturing: Transparency, trust, rapport and ecological stewardship are key to Ombraz' supplier relationships. Founders Jensen and Nikolai believe that hands-on product development and manufacturing are critical to success. Prior to launching Ombraz, the two spent nearly two years sourcing the right suppliers and personally visiting their factories. The first 3,000 pairs of Ombraz were handmade by the founders in Seattle. Now, a skilled assembly team in Asia hand-assembles each pair. Jensen and Nikolai  oversee quality control for every production run and continuously optimize the Ombraz supply chain. Check out the entire assembly process in a quick clip below!

Our Story : Ombraz CoFounder, Jensen, was on a camel safari when, *snap!* someone sat on his sunglasses and the sidearms broke off. Jensen tied a piece of twine to both hinges and wrapped the twine around the back of his head. He couldn't believe how well the Macgyvered pair worked! They didn’t slip down his nose, they were secure and incredibly comfortable, and when he didn’t need them on, he could drop them around his neck or throw them in his pocket without fear of breaking them. Over the next 5 years, enough people inquired about the unique design to propel the business idea and lead to the most practical sunnies in the industry.

Launch: Jensen teamed up with Nikolai, a good friend from college, with an adept e-commerce background. Headquartered in a barn loft on a 3-acre farm in Bellevue, WA, the two developed components, built out the supply chain and masterminded the Ombraz brand. Jensen & Nikolai launched Ombraz on Indiegogo in Spring 2018. In 30 days, Ombraz raised $165,000 from over 1,400 backers across all 7 continents, 54 countries and all 50 US states. Check out the launch video below, it’s a good time.

Within 3 months of delivering to backers, Ombraz won Backpacker Magazine’s 2019 Gear Editors’ Choice Award and garnered incredible feedback from major gear publications like Gear Patrol, Gear Junkie, Freeskier Magazine, Rock & Ice, Climbing Magazine,  and Outside Magazine.

Ombraz are now available in REI stores, as well as REI.com, Huckberry.com, Moosejaw and select specialty outdoor shops around the country. The dynamic duo focuses on building a practical,  carbon-negative brand that serves a purpose and solves problems.

Manufacturing: Transparency, trust, rapport and ecological stewardship are key to Ombraz' supplier relationships. Founders Jensen and Nikolai believe that hands-on product development and manufacturing are critical to success. Prior to launching Ombraz, the two spent nearly two years sourcing the right suppliers and personally visiting their factories. The first 3,000 pairs of Ombraz were handmade by the founders in Seattle. Now, a skilled assembly team in Asia hand-assembles each pair. Jensen and Nikolai  oversee quality control for every production run and continuously optimize the Ombraz supply chain. Check out the entire assembly process in a quick clip below!

Our Product

Cord: Our built-in, custom-woven, recycled-poly cord was perfected with over 100 iterations. It’s so light and comfortable, you’ll forget it’s there. 

Lenses: Polarized & Non-polarized, world-class Carl Zeiss polyamide optics are coated for scratch & smudge resistance.

Frame: Handmade, plant-based acetate frames are durable, flexible and sandblasted for an elegant, matte finish.

Packaging/zero plastic: Compostable, plastic-free packaging printed with soy based inks. Just take off the shipping label before tossing our mailer and box in the bio-waste bin!

Cord: Our built-in, custom-woven, recycled-poly cord was perfected with over 100 iterations. It’s so light and comfortable, you’ll forget it’s there. 

Lenses: Polarized & Non-polarized, world-class Carl Zeiss polyamide optics are coated for scratch & smudge resistance.

Frame: Handmade, plant-based acetate frames are durable, flexible and sandblasted for an elegant, matte finish.

Packaging/zero plastic: Compostable, plastic-free packaging printed with soy based inks. Just take off the shipping label before tossing our mailer and box in the bio-waste bin!

Ombraz Shade Project

Our commitment: Ombraz is an industry leader in carbon sequestration through mangrove tree planting. With the help of our partners at Eden Reforestation Projects, 20 mangrove trees are planted for each pair of Ombraz sold. 1% For the Planet, and Carbon Neutral certified, Ombraz sequesters 330x more carbon than it takes to produce and deliver each pair. 

Impact of trees:  Tree planting provides meaningful employment to impoverished areas in Madagascar. 20 trees absorb over 20,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, trees prevent soil erosion and return dry, arid land to its once fertile state, trees provide habitat critical for diverse ecosystems.

Closed-loop brand initiatives: Ombraz calculates carbon output and plants trees to offset all carbon emitted from travel, be it for content, product development, production or shows/events. All shipping materials are strategically reused.

Our aggressive tree-planting initiatives set Ombraz apart as an environmental steward from any other consumer brand. 

Our commitment: Ombraz is an industry leader in carbon sequestration through mangrove tree planting. With the help of our partners at Eden Reforestation Projects, 20 mangrove trees are planted for each pair of Ombraz sold. 1% For the Planet, and Carbon Neutral certified, Ombraz sequesters 330x more carbon than it takes to produce and deliver each pair. 

Impact of trees:  Tree planting provides meaningful employment to impoverished areas in Madagascar. 20 trees absorb over 20,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, trees prevent soil erosion and return dry, arid land to its once fertile state, trees provide habitat critical for diverse ecosystems.

Closed-loop brand initiatives: Ombraz calculates carbon output and plants trees to offset all carbon emitted from travel, be it for content, product development, production or shows/events. All shipping materials are strategically reused.

Our aggressive tree-planting initiatives set Ombraz apart as an environmental steward from any other consumer brand.