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Cali Life Co. is Independently Owned & Operated by a close team of Artists, Designers and Adventurists living in San Diego, California.
What started as a Farmer's Market Booth in San Diego, California, is growing into a global movement for change in the industry. Our staff is multi-faceted, and wears many hats within the company. You might even run in to the CEO, Rafael Pepino, working the Farmer's Market Tent. Our co-founder, Nina Ruud is lead designer and she handles every customer support inquiry. We are real humans who attend to every matter of how this company operates. All online orders are hand-packed, in-house by our Inventory Manager, and our photos are mostly from staff trips and adventures. Sometimes we wear glitter slippers while we work, but we show up, everyday, dedicated to being the best at what we do.

On almost every street corner in America you can find a pair of sunglasses for sale.
News flash: nearly every pair you find is owned by just one company! We are creating diversity in the marketplace that allows our customers to purchase something unique, environmentally conscious, effective, affordable, and owned by a small business from San Diego!

San Diego is considered to be one of America's Finest Cities, with prestine beaches, active lifestyles, and unbelievable climate. 
Everything about our culture here is rooted in sunshine. Being blessed this way certainly has it's advantages, however it is imperative that people wear sunglasses. Sun damage can occur even in a short time, not just to your eyes but the delicate skin that surrounds them. Premature aging, headaches, and ocular disorders can happen when your eyes go unprotected.

Every pair of Cali Life Co.'s lightweight, Polarized UV400 Wood Sunglasses will protect 99-100% of the sun's harmful rays. 
They come with flex hinges and art engraved into the temples. One customer called them a "True work of Art that can be used daily." Keep your perspective fresh and your style on fleek.

Like most small businesses, it's impossible for us to compete with the world's top brands. So we don't.
We compete with ourselves, everyday, to always put our best products and service forward. To improve efficacy with each production cycle, and to provide a stellar customer experience from start to finish.

In a world of disposable... everything... it's important to know what brands you can trust. Fast fashion has devastating consequences for both the people who make it and the environment it's made in. That's why Cali Life Co. is dedicated to creating a quality line of products, to ensure they will be with you for many years to come! If your Cali Life Co. Sunglasses break, send us a message! If the lens is damaged, send us a message! We offer low cost repairs and replacements. If it's a defect from our production, the repair is on us. Our team thrives on finding solutions, which is exactly why this brand got started. We cannot fix every problem in your life, but we can be a dedicated, hard-working company!

If you like what you see, give us a try! If it's not the perfect fit, let us know and we can help you find something that is!




"From Quick Exchanges to Prompt Shipping, You are Truly a Dream." -Gina B.

Ordering something personal like Sunglasses can be a challenge! That's why we use technology and hands-on customer service to ensure you are satisfied with your selection! Placing your order will be simple, and if it's not what you love, send us a message right away and we can process an exchange or a return.

Our products are made in small batches, so if you see something you like, we encourage you to give it a shot! It may not be available the next time you visit. Our Artists keep designing new things based on current trends and what's in season.


Free Domestic Shipping ●  Free 7 days Return  ●  Free 30 days Exchange

Virtual Try-On Feature ● Size it Up Measurements ● Free Gift Box/Pouch



Your Receipt and Tracking Number will be sent shortly after your order is placed. You can select your preferred shipping option, inlcuding FREE Shipping in the United States!
All orders are fulfilled in house within 1-2 business days, and delivery time will depend on what choice you select at checkout.
To save paper, we do not print receipts. Your receipt will be emailed moments after purchase. This is perfect for gifting as there is no price tag!
In order to quailify for free return shipping, you must keep the original shipping box they arrived in so we can send you the appropriate return postage.
By discarding this box, you agree to cover the expense of return shipping.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Sunglass Industry is currently rooted in Fast Fashion, Cheap Plastic, and Ineffective Lenses. Don't be fooled by the other brands, do your research, and let us know if you have any questions!

Free Shipping in the US  ●  Free 7 days Return  ● Free 30 days Exchange


1. If I order online, how will I know if they fit?

In order to truly enjoy your purchases, a comfortable fit is essential! All sunglasses are considered lightweight, and almost all come with spring hinges to ensure optimal comfort!

Thanks to our new Virtual Try-On tool, you can actually upload a photo to see if the shape is right for your face! You will find measurements listed on every product page in our collection. The first measurement listed is the Lens measurement, which is literally that. It's not the entire front of the sunglass, but the width of just one lens. The second measurement is the bridge, and the third is the temple length. If you don't have a ruler nearby, that is OK! We offer returns within 7 days of purchase, and exchanges within 30! Our Acetate + Wood Models are flexible enough that you can even self-adjust, instructions are included with each shipment!

2. How are the sunglasses made, and what are they made of?    

Most of our frames are made with a Cellulose Acetate & Wood Combination, although our Full Wood Collection is made entirely with Wood. In liquid form, Acetate is poured into a special mold that we design, then lenses and wood type are chosen. Acetate is flexible enough to be able to change the lenses if they do scratch or you require RX lenses. Wood Temples are laser cut and engraved, creating a subtle canvas for artistic renderings. Each pair is fitted with Spring Hinges

    Why this matters?

Cellulose Acetate is made from cotton fibers and wood pulp, making it a biodegradable and renewable material. The color does not chip or lose intensity over time. Because it’s not petroleum based, it’s hypo-allergenic and feels more natural on the skin than traditional sunglass plastics. Wood is selected from around the globe, and is dependent on FDA Certifications for Sustainability. Often times the wood is multi-layered for added durability and strength.

3. What about the lenses, are they Polarized? What about UV protection?

All Cali Life Co. Lenses are Polarized with UV400 Protective Filters! That's right, EVERY pair! Unlike other sunglass brands, we don't make you choose between style and optimal eye protection!

    Why this matters?

UV-400 Filters block 99-100% of harmful UVA & UVB rays. Even on cloudy days, a UV Filter is recommended! Polarization reduces glare from roads, buildings, streets and cars, allowing better depth perception. Together, these filters offer your eyes a chance to relax while still maintaining focus. Customers have reported a reduction in headaches after wearing our sunglasses! 

5. What happens if my sunglasses break?

When life happens, sometimes things break! We always recommend getting a hard case for your sunglasses, as most customers report breakage when they are not wearing them. If your sunglasses break, our customer service team will be happy to assist you! All online orders come with a 3 month manufacturer warranty, which covers all manufacturer defects involving how the product was made. If the damage is caused from misuse or is after 3 months, we offer low-cost frame, lens, and sunglass replacements! Simply contact us through the website, or email Customer Service at contact@calilifeco.com.






All Cali Life Co. Lenses are Polarized with UV400 Protective Filters! That's right, EVERY pair! Most brands offer both Polarized and Non-Polarized lenses, reflecting different price points and selecting only certain styles for the upgrade. They will also offer both UV400 and non-UV400 options, as if it's a small decision to make...

Unlike other sunglass brands, we don't make you choose between style and optimal eye protection. But what do these terms mean actually, and how do these features affect you? Let's explore the terminology and discover the benefits of choosing Cali Life Co. Wood Sunglasses!

UV-400 Filters block 99-100% of harmful UVA & UVB rays. This refers to the Ultraviolet Radiation that penetrates the Earth's atmosphere from the sun. The UV Protection is embedded into the lens. It's imperative to only wear UV400 sunglasses for many reasons. If you wear dark lenses that don't come with this protection, you are actually doing more damage than wearing nothing at all! Dark lenses allow your pupils to dilate and allow even more UV light to enter, enhancing the problems associated.

Did you know? The skin that surrounds your eyes is the thinnest skin on your body? Unfortunately that means it is very vulnerable to skin cancers! Not only do we need to protect our eyes, we also need to protect the skin surrounding our eyes! Up to 80% of the visible changes commonly attributed to aging may be caused by Sun Exposure!

Unprotected exposure to the sun has been linked with the following ocular conditions:

  • Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the U.S.
  • Cancers in the skin surrounding the eye (i.e. Melanoma)
  • Cataracts, visual clouding, blurred vision
  • Tissue overgrowth on the surface of the eye
  • Astigmatism
  • Corneal Sunburn, which can result in temporary vision loss
  • Premature wrinkling, aging, reduction in elasticity
  • Pigmentation disorders

Even on cloudy days, a UV Filter is recommended!

Don't take the risks associated with going unprotected, especially when it comes to your eyes! This goes for all ages!

Now let's talk Polarization!

Polarization is a film comprised of tiny vertical filters undetectable to the naked eye. This microscopic feature reduces the reflection of sunlight from objects that surround you, i.e. glare from roads, buildings, streets and cars. This allows for better depth perception, and eases eye and facial strain when you need to focus clearly on a bright, sunny day.

Polarization does NOT protect your eyes from UV damage, but as an add-on feature, it can make driving and other activities relatively easier, and is highly recommended if you have ever received LASIK surgery.


Every purchased item comes with a 90 day Manufacturer Warranty. This covers any defect caused from how the product was made. It does not covered damaged, scratched, or mis-used items. If you've received a defective item, please email photos to our customer service department at contact@calilifeco.com along with your proof of purchase. We will be happy to assist you!

To be eligible for a refund, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. Refunds are allowed within 7 days of purchase and require a receipt.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds (if applicable)
If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at contact@calilifeco.com.

Sale items (if applicable)
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.

If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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