Why are Acetate (plastic) frames expensive!

We often get asked why are frames so expensive?  Well not all eyeglass frames are, however, nearly all the frames we have at The Eye Bar are hand made in either Japan, Italy or France.  Heres a little video of polishing the acetate by hand from a Japanese craftsman.

 

Crazy Right? It gives you an idea how much time and energy is put into each frame that is made and finished by hand.