Hi, we are Mari & Clay. Thank you for dropping by!
We are two optometrists based in Melbourne, Australia. We started as eyewear enthusiasts who were concerned about the growing waste in our industry. We wanted to find eyewear that not only look good but are durable, affordable and gentle on the environment. Nothing we found ticked all our boxes. That's what drove us to create Mari & Clay.
The name Mari & Clay is inspired by ocean and earth. “Mari”, like the word marine, and “Clay”, originating from earth. It's a gentle nod of appreciation to the Australian surf and bush. 
We hope Mari & Clay sunglasses bring you confidence and comfort wherever your day takes you.

Lauren and John

Founders of Mari & Clay


We’ve reinvented the best of the classics. Bringing it back to the basics. To ensure you get the best, we design a small number of styles for each collection. This allows us to be meticulous with every detail. We focus on quality, not quantity, to create a wardrobe essential, one that you can continue to love and reach for year after year.  


At Mari & Clay, we believe our everyday choices create collective change. We want to build a platform that creates positive change for our environment. Join us as we explore thoughtful ways to live and respect our community and planet. 

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead