A lost pair of shades, a float down the river, and a piece of driftwood.
Our story starts along the Saco River in New Hampshire and Maine. This beautiful natural waterway is where we spend summer vacation every year. Floating down the river on a tube or canoe is one of the highlights of the summer.
A reliable float, warm sun, cold drinks, good friends, and a pair of shades can make for the PERFECT summer day.
Until you drop your shades in the river...
According to the riverbed – I was not the only one to loose an expensive pair of Oakley's. We would make a game of diving for lost sunglasses (and other lost items). By the end of our journey our canoe would be filled with trash and treasure.
Another popular find was driftwood. We would find these beautiful pieces of fallen trees floating down the river along side our boats. Each one was different and worthy of souvenir.
Then it hit me: Why not combine the beauty and density of wood with the style and functionality of sunglasses? A pair of shades that can float.
So I got to work.
I found that bamboo is a highly renewable resource that is both lightweight and strong – PERFECT for sunglasses. I designed a simple pair of floating shades, added a quality colorful polarized UV400 lens and flexible hinge. I found a manufacturer and "Saco Shades" were born.
In 2020 we made 100 pairs to "test the water". The reviews were overwhelmingly good and we sold out within a few weeks. We officially launched Eastern Outer in 2021 with our floating bamboo shades and have since added new styles and ski goggles.
Eastern Outer is a family-owned business based in New England, USA. We are a small team that loves the outdoors and designing products to support our lifestyle. We stand by our products and donate a portion of profits to when we see a need. We also love collaborating with great brands and people we meet on our journey.
If you are a photographer, writer, blogger, or influencer and interested in collaborating, please reach out.
WE MAKE SHIPPING & RETURNS FREE & EASY
Everything we sell ships for FREE within the US. We also offer expedited shipping options if you need it ASAP (these rates are provided by the carriers). We make returns and exchanges super-easy. Simply contact us if your order does not fit or meet expectations – and we'll send you a return label to send it back or make an exchange.
WE STAND BY OUR PRODUCTS
We stand by every product we sell with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. The lifetime warranty covers any product that is damaged within the life of the original owner. Sit on your shades? We'll send you a new pair. Fall on your face and bust your ski goggles? We'll replace them. Simply contact us with a photo of the damaged item along with your order number, and we will send you a new item free of charge. This warranty does not cover lost or stolen products. If you have any questions please reach out.
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Outer Brands
PO BOX 734
Rutland, MA 01543