We had a secret…

…but the cat’s out of the bag. A fan recently wrote to us asking how we decide upon the names for our handmade sunglasses. If you’re a world traveler, you may have had an idea already.

Our styles are named after our favorite beaches. Each collection draws inspiration from a region. Our polarized styles (that internally we call our OBX Shades) are named after beaches in North Carolina. Our colorful polycarbonates are named after our favorite California shores. And our original bamboo styles tout the names of some hot spots in Hawaii.

Have you taken your Spread Hope shades on an inspiring adventure? We’d love it you could share some photos with us. Who knows, you might inspire the name of a future line.