Collecting used skateboards.
Sk8 Shades are made from used skateboards collected throughout South Africa but mostly Durban where we are based. We trade brand new skateboards and sunglasses for used boards, based on a points system, giving back to the skaters who support Sk8shades. This keeps the majority of Durban’s used skateboards out of the landfill and puts fresh wood under a skaters feet. Around here skateboards are used and abused until there is barely nothing left. They don’t come from pro skaters who ride 10 boards a month, they stay in circulation for months or even years and by the time we get them there are pressure cracks and delams, hidden cracks and hardly any tails. This prevents us from taking the easier route of cutting sunglasses straight from the decks, we have to rebuild them to make them strong.
How its done
High quality polarized lenses, Uv protected, shock absorbing, scratch resistant and optically correct are standard along with stainless steel spring hinges.
Polarized mirror lenses are available on request.