Loch, a business supported by the FastStart program for young entrepreneurs, has raised over $7,000 out of their $10,000 Kickstarter goal to support their sunglasses made out of 500-year-old water recovered timber.
Made in the Peterborough area, Loch sunglasses are made out of timber pulled up from the Great Lakes, where they were preserved in a near zero oxygen environment, achieving unparalleled beauty, quality and character, while also increasing strength.
“Lochs are made possible by a proprietary cross-grained lamination technique under thousands of pounds of pressure, as well as advanced machining techniques and handcrafted attention to detail,” explained co-founder Tim Waggoner. “We end up with eyeglass frames of deceptive strength and discerning style.”
Brothers Dan and Tim Waggoner co-founded the business and gained recognition of their unique and notably eco-friendly product after winning in the 2017 Bears’ Lair competition in April.
On their website, Loch offers a customize-able shopping experience, with an array of frames like dark oak and maple that can be paired with six different lense colours.
Loch’s main goal to expand its product selection through the campaign includes adapting its frames to receive prescription lenses. Anyone pledging for a pair of Lochs on Kickstarter will have the choice to use the included sun wear lenses or to take the frames to an optometrist to have their own prescription lenses installed.
Wearing Loch brand provides a bold style while supporting an environmental cause. Created in Peterborough from natural Canadian resources, visit locheffects.com for more on their one-of-a-kind product.
To visit Loch’s Kickstarter campaign, visit https://goo.gl/IBFiWH.