Why are designer and brand name glasses more expensive than regular ones?  Made similarly with plastic material, why do high-end glass frames present richer color and luster? The answer is “Acetate,” an exquisite material ROSIE ALLAN uses for our glasses. Acetate frames are known for their supreme hardness, light transmittance and color vibrance.  The longer Acetate frames are saturated by time, the richer color they give forth.   

On the contrary, regular plastic frame material, containing HCHO, or formaldehyde, brings about nuisances like color peeling in higher temperatures and skin allergies. Also, common plastic material is too rigid to bend. Unlike Acetate, in a professionally heated environment, the material can be subtly curved to fit your face silhouette, creating longtime wearing comfort. 

Now you understand why high-end fashion icons and glass manufacturers like Armani, Chanel and Ray-Ban, choose no other material but Acetate --- for its unmistakably crystal gleam and enduring intense colors.  

What’s more, it requires a great deal of efforts --- 7 steps in the process --- for the making of Acetate: shredding cotton fiber, thorough blending with acetic acid, repeated rubbing, squeezing into thin layers, coloring, washing, and cutting. Finally, Acetate needs another three months of air dry to bring out the richness of colors.  



This is just half way through the manufacturing process: Acetate also needs to be manually cut, polished, examined and assembled so that every frame is one and only, abundant with warmth and glow of handcrafted dedication. The unique texture can never be challenged by massively machine-made plastic frames. And that’s why Acetate always remains as the premium material for high-end top quality frames.