About UsHello, I’m Ben, founder and owner of Faded Days Sunglasses. I am from Leeds in England and I moved to Orlando FL in 2007. How nice.
I tell you this tidbit because England is not particularly known for its year round sunshine, and this information is relevant to the beginning of Faded Days.
You see, when you live in a sunshine starved city as I did, a pair of sunglasses can last you, well…forever. You infrequently wear them, therefore you have very little opportunity to lose them or break them. With that in mind, I didn’t have any problem spending hefty cash on a pair of sunglasses, as I saw them as a lifelong investment. And then I moved to Florida.
To make a long story even longer, in my first few years of living in Orlando, I must have lost, misplaced or broken close to ten pairs of sunglasses. Owning sunglasses became a very expensive hobby.
I’m sure you can see where I’m going with this.
In 2011 I set out with a goal born through my own necessity. I wanted to produce a high quality, great looking pair of sunglasses that were affordable and durable. At this stage I wasn’t really serious about opening an online store, I just wanted some nice sunglasses. However once I started wearing my new Faded Days line I was getting so many positive comments, I knew I had to share them.
In late November 2012 I opened FadedDays.com from the back bedroom of my home (yes, I launched a sunglasses brand at the beginning of winter, I told you I didn’t fully intend for this to be a business), with one member of staff, me.
Since opening FadedDays.com our team has grown and we have been blown away with how popular our sunglasses have become. The positivity and feedback we get from our customers is truly amazing, and it’s often so “inline” with why I opened a sunglasses company to begin with. I think because Faded Days was started to fulfill a genuine personal need, it makes our success so much more rewarding.
In 2019 we launched our XXL line through Kickstarter and started making sunglasses for big heads, because everybody deserves a well fitting pair of sunglasses, even if you do have a wide face.
Going forward, Faded Days Sunglasses main focus will be providing an underserved market with the best fitting sunglasses for big heads. When most people think of major sunglasses brands, they think of Ray-Ban, Oakley, Maui Jim, and countless other big name companies,
"Ben what are you doing? you shouldn't name your competitors on your website". Karen
"Settle down Karen, I think people know these brands exist." Ben
What they don't realize is that these brands generally stop at a certain size glasses, which don't always work for a large number of people. Those with larger head sizes often have a difficult time finding sunglasses that fit properly and look good, Faded Days specializes in providing these individuals with high-quality, oversized sunglasses. With a wide selection of styles and colors to choose from, Faded Days has glasses for everyone. In addition, we are always on hand to help customers find eyewear with a great fit for their needs at Longman@Faded-Days.com
As we continue to move forward, our team and I would like to invite you to join us, and see if we can provide even more options for a niche market that has been long neglected.