“As a small business we can be adaptable, and with the business world becoming less location-dependent, there’s no reason why we have to be in a big city to thrive,
In Devon there’s a great business community and all the resources available to support us.”Ed Bird, Founder of Bird Eyewear
Coming from a close-knit family of designers and artists who are involved in many aspects of the design process, Bird Eyewear was born when Ed was looking for a way to combine his skills in design, business and social entrepreneurship to create a product that would look good, but have purpose too.
The brand is cool, growing and determined to stay true to its values.
“We put the utmost care into the manufacturing process, from designing our signature feather-etching, to building strong relationships with manufacturers and partners around the globe,” adds Ed.
Bird Eyewear has won numerous awards, including the coveted Frame of the Year Award, and in 2020 became the first certified B Corp eyewear brand in the UK.
“We love it. For lifestyle brands, Devon is the place to be. It’s a wonderful place to live and work and these days really easy to access everywhere else. We’ve got great airports, London is just two hours away on the train and yet we have the most beautiful of landscapes and beaches on our doorstep – now that’s a lifestyle!”Ed Bird, founder of Bird Eyewear