Born in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Zerezes transforms environmentally-friendly raw materials into timeless, long-lasting sunglasses.
The Zerezes series made from wood utilizes both repurposed wood and the sawdust created in its processing, as well as new wood that has been extracted and certified by Brazil's environmental authority IBAMA. Each handmade frame indicate the name of the street where the wood was reclaimed and the number of sunglasses made from that same piece of wood. The series made of acetates (scavenged from plates, patches, and high-quality plastic pieces found in deactivated factories) is also handmade.
The brand highlights the roles of its specialist artisans in the processing, manufacturing, finishing, and assembly stages of its sunglasses. With designs and processes geared towards longevity and 100% local employment, the brand is guided by fair labor practices.