The Islands Less Explored: Secret Sumba

The Islands Less Explored: Secret Sumba

Words Lottie Lewis, photos © Charlie Bakewell 11 February 2020 As with many of the best plans, the idea of venturing to the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba came about over a few beers with an old Australian bloke. “Yeah it’s a weird place ay… They sacrifice...
Taking-flight

Taking-flight

Bird News:   We’ve got investment and now we’re taking flight! Follow us on our journey and if you have any eyewear needs be sure to get in touch. We might even send you a personalised discount.  We’re so excited to share this news! Some of you will...
What’s your 2020 Vision?

What’s your 2020 Vision?

Louis Armstrong reminds us that “when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you”, and the same sentiment is behind our mantra, Share your Sun. This can be interpreted in a number of different ways; from donating to a good cause such as SolarAid, which happens...
The Bird Gift Guide

The Bird Gift Guide

With the imminent arrival of the shortest day, who wouldn’t want to receive a little sunshine for Christmas?   Our Share Your Sun programme allows you to not only gift your loved ones, but by purchasing a pair of our handcrafted sunglasses, you’ll also be...
Blackcap frame on display in the British Museum of Optometry

Blackcap frame on display in the British Museum of Optometry

Our Blackcap frame is continuing its journey to stardom.  Not only has this model won Frame of the Year in this year’s Optician Awards, alongside some huge names, but the London Museum of Optometry have asked us if they can feature our Blackcap frame as part of their...
Bright and bold – our Limited Edition Petrel

Bright and bold – our Limited Edition Petrel

One of our best selling real wood frames has a new look! Stand out this summer with this bold Limited Edition Petrel frame. Featuring an azure blue beechwood layer to brighten up your day. Feather etching along the temples completes this unique pair of sunnies.  These...
The Satellite Range – Frames that are out of this world.

The Satellite Range – Frames that are out of this world.

The Satellite Range To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this summer, we’ve designed a limited edition range made from materials that are out of this world.   Made from aerospace grade alloy, the aluminium alloy 5052 combines chromium and magnesium to make...
Winning Frame of the Year 2019

Winning Frame of the Year 2019

Watch our video and discover why Birds are the best in the world. Winning Frame of the Year at the 2019 Opticians Awards is a huge achievement, beating competition from major players in the industry, including frames from Specsavers and LA Eyeworks.   The eyewear...
Bird’s favourite takeaways from TEDxExeter 2019

Bird’s favourite takeaways from TEDxExeter 2019

Bird were honoured to be a TEDxExeter partner once again.  We loved sharing our products and story in the breaks, but the best parts were hearing from each of the speakers, sharing ideas that might just change the world. In this post, we round up some of the key...
Bird is turning TWO

Bird is turning TWO

Bird is Turning TWO     30th March 2019 is an exciting date for the team at Bird. Not only do we celebrate our second birthday as an e-commerce business. Our team will also be at the Optician Awards final. Where our Blackcap has been nominated for Frame of...