What exactly is acetate?
Acetate is a renewable and hypoallergenic material sourced from wood pulp or cotton plants. Also referred to as cellulose acetate, our frames are made by transforming the plant-based fibers into thin sheets, and layering them together to create the lightweight and comfortable fit we all know and love. It’s also this exact process that gives acetate their remarkable durability that can even rival some metal frames.
Why we love acetate frames
One advantage that acetate has over other materials is its flexibility, which allows wearers to conveniently adjust their frames to create a customized fit. While plastic is more inexpensive, plastic frames are also more fragile and have a tendency to snap under pressure.
The pliability of acetate also allows us to get creative with our designs, which is why you’ll find tons of frame styles in silhouettes that you don’t often see in other materials. What’s more, because acetate is hypoallergenic, it makes a great alternative for eyeglass wearers allergic to plastic frames and certain metals.
So, if you’re looking for a fashionable and high-quality frame that you can rely on for a long time, then we highly recommend browsing through our acetate frame selection.
Stylish and contemporary frames for everyone
Our acetate frames are made by embedding several pigments within each layer, allowing us to create unique color combinations and patterns far richer than those seen on plastic frames. But if you prefer something a bit more muted, we’ve also got classic hues in varying transparencies that you can choose from, ranging from a subtle hint of color to a more opaque finish.
Why not try some of the following?
- Classic tortoiseshell acetate frames in a cat-eye style
- Minimal translucent acetate frames for a minimalist look
- Chunky dark or monochrome frames for an edgy look
- Colorful rounded acetate frames for a pop of fun
- Oversized acetate frames in pastel shades
With frames designed for every face shape and fashion sensibility, you’re sure to find your perfect acetate glasses here at Mouqy.
See how our innovative frames look on you by using our Virtual-Try On feature today!