My pappoy Yiannis was a fisherman for living, he was a passionate and a true stubborn man. He was known to the locals as “to vremeno” meaning in Greek the wet guy. He always came on shore with his pants wet from the sea. His fishing boat was used for more than 3 generations.


In his memory we firstly created a limited-edition line of sunglasses called Gregos, made from the wood of his fishing boat.


We inherited his stubbornness and passion and wanted every fishing boat that is on shore and no longer in use, to continue her journey through our sunglasses. So we created the Fishing boat project.


All boats have a family name, a soul and a great story to share.
Take them out in the sun.

“MARIA” L.S 840


This boat was constructed in 1973 by Zorzos Ioannis who was one of the best boatbuilders of his time. The material of choice was still the legendary pine from the island of Samos, also known as samiotiki and consisting mainly of Pinus brutia. Great bulks were usually left for several weeks in the sea before being hauled out and cut into planks and frames. It is speculated that its resin content, gave the wood its superior reputation. Most pine trees in Greece were tapped for resin. Greece was the world’s fourth biggest producer of resin before World War II, but this practice was outlawed in Samos in 1899. And indeed, Samos timber is significantly denser and heavier than pine from elsewhere in Greece.


The type of this boat is called Botis which is a small trechantiri, but without the latter’s raised stem head. The name “trechantiri” means is Greek the boat that runs fast and is probably derived from the Byzantine word “trochantiras” meaning stern pedestal.
They are characterized for their wide width compared to their length, and their intense curved bow. The Trechantiri did not have any history of a shipwreck and came out in the deep sea at any weather conditions. That’s why it has not undergone any substantial changes since the 17th century. The most important change since 1920, was the elimination of the sails as the basic mean of propulsion and their replacement with inboard oil engines.


Our first concern is the quality of the raw material we use, therefore we carefully choose the lumber we use and we refine it by hand. Above all our final outcome will be able to accompany its user for a long time. In addition, focusing on human centered design we manage to make our wood sunglasses as relaxing and distinctive as possible.



Wood is alive, smells , breathes and ages with you.
The material is warm and makes each pair unique.
It is also surprisingly light, each pair of our sunglasses weights from 25gr. to 37gr. including the lenses.
Wood helps tackle climate change.
It has real and measurable health and wellbeing benefits.
Last but not least, wood is naturally beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.



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Our sunlenses offer 100% UVA/UVB sun protection and are produced by LTL Italy. LTL lenses are universally recognized as a perfect blend of Made in Italy performance and reliability. Their extremely light weight makes them suitable for all types of frames. Seven layers of anti-reflective coating above all improve the optical quality of the lens, in addition reducing glare and eyestrain to a minimum. Furthermore they are easy to clean and treated with a scratch-resistant protection on both sides which protects them from mechanical damage and extends their durability.
In case you wish your optician to replace the lenses of your sunglasses or even add your prescription lenses, please ask him/her to contact us first, for technical information at or forward him/her our info and guidance link 



Every pair of sunglasses is accompanied by a semi hard case and the soy wax salve container. You can’t always avoid having your glasses scratched or bent, but there are a lot of things you can do to preserve the clarity of your lenses and integrity of your frames.



During the final stages of crafting a pair of sunglasses, every model is covered with a thin coat of this salve.This natural mixture is handmade by us and it consists of 100% white bee’s wax/soy wax and extra virgin olive oil. This procedure makes the frame water-repellent and lightens up the wooden grain, providing a semi-gloss finish. Since wood is a living entity, from time to time it is needs your care. Take care of your sunglasses by following the instructions on the brochure included with your purchase after periods of overuse.



wʊd | WOOD [noun] The hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of a tree or shrub. Often cut and used as timber or fuel.


This is a plain description. Reality is, of course, much bigger than just a few words put together. That’s because the material is alive. It has an odour. It breathes and ages with you, as does everything around us in this world. These are facts that the Mediterranean people understand because they are surrounded by nature and live at a different pace with her. We wanted to dismiss plain descriptions found in books that may distract us from the living material. With the wood combinations and designs we create, we want to satisfy most of the aesthetic demands of those interested in our sunglasses. That’s because we believe that wooden eyewear is not a luxury item, but an artifact that comes from good technique, attention to detail, and care for the material and the final outcome. And this is something that everyone should be able to enjoy.

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Please note that Zylo is all about the in-house manufacturing process, so full commitment is given to each pair. For this reason, the processing time needed for each order is 5-7 working days.


Zylo Eyewear and Zylo products do not have any connection to, or association with Zyloware company and its products.