Making frames out of money — literally

Introducing a very special, limited-edition batch of Dresden frames made out of money.

Introducing a very special, limited-edition batch of Dresden frames made out of money. Yes, cold, hard, recycled cash: Australian banknotes given a new outlook as a pair of Dresdens!

We’ve magicked up these world-first frames from the misprints, leftovers and wastage from Australian banknote manufacturing. Just like Aussie banknotes, Dresdens are made from ultra-durable plastic with homegrown technology and skills.

Don’t let a cent go to waste

We’re fighters in the #WarOnWaste and we take product stewardship seriously. We manufacture all our frames, so we choose exactly how they’re made, and with what materials. We already have a zero-waste, closed-loop system for our frame production, and we love finding funky ways to give new life to waste materials while manufacturing even more sustainably.

Why the greeny-grey colour?

We’ve made these money frames from offcuts and misprints in a mixture of denominations – $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. They’ve been greyed out for security, melted down and pelletised ready for moulding. So it turns out greeny-grey is the colour of money. 😉

Available in prescription glasses and sunglasses (from $49) and prescription sunglasses (from $69) – hurry, hurry, hurry, these crazy prices can’t last! Well, actually, they can: they might be made from hundreds of dollars, but we still offer them the same price as all Dresden frames.