Maiao Matte Black - Grey lens


The Maiao shades feature Polarised lenses and an Acetate finish, which give off an edgy touch and feel. If you’re travelling and want to look cool whilst asleep, throw on these shades.

MAWU Maiao sunglasses come with a limited edition Travel Island cleaning cloth and soft pouch designed by Damn Vandal and a faux leather case.


Frame Colour: Matte Black
Lens Colour: Grey
Lens Technology: CR39 Polarised - 400 UVA + UVB
Frame Material: Acetate Matte
Accessories: Purple Jungle box, Limited edition Travel Island cleaning cloth and soft pouch, and a faux leather case.

Mawu shades are handcrafted with acetate; a natural plant based material - the highest quality material for eyeglasses. Seriously, this stuff is legendary. It's strong, lightweight and highly flexible, which means it can be shaped and rehashed for the perfect fit. Find out more about reshaping your acetate frames.

Frame size: 54  17  145
Lens curve: 6C
Angle: 11°

Our shades are the correct fit for more than 90% of our customers. But if you have a sizeable head and larger facial features than the average person, our shades might not fit you properly. If this is the case, you have two options:

1) Avoid sunny destinations
2) Hide your tears with less desirable sunglasses

Find out more about reshaping your acetate frames.

Take a seat… We deliver to your door. 

We know you can’t wait to improve your appearance with your new pair of sunglasses, but you can expect delivery in 1 – 4 business days after purchase. Oh, and delivery is FREE because we’re in a good mood. Our shades are shipped from our SA warehouse in Durban bru! 

Take note, we only ship in South Africa on this online store. Check out the USA, UK, European or Australian store if you're somewhere else in the world.

Once you set your eyes on your new sunglasses, you’ll want to keep them close. But if you’re on the shady side today, we’ll reluctantly take your MAWU item back in its original, unworn condition within 7 days of purchase.

If you break your new sunglasses, you’ll have to deal with the guilt, the shame and the horror on your own. 

Take note, you cannot swap your shades for a different style. If you're making us pay for shipping back and forth, we'll kick you out so that your only option will be to buy less-cool shades that will cost you your life savings.

If your acetate shades aren't a perfect fit or need a little reshaping, you can find out more about reshaping your acetate frames here.

Get to Know Us


What’s in a name? Everything, when you name it after a God. Mawu is the creator goddess in African mythology who brings the cool nights after the hot African sun. But who really cares?

Mawu eyewear came about when two friends with different outlooks on life came together to build a shared dream of launching a global brand.

Greg, founder of a skate company and Marshy, a professional helicopter pilot had radically different approaches to life. Greg is all go-go-go from the start, where Marshy prefers to plan ahead.

But when it came to embarking on the epic venture of Mawu eyewear, the two friends were the perfect blend.

Greg and Marshy’s dream came to life on a helicopter trip above the African landscape. Greg’s favourite pair of shades fell out of the helicopter and faded away.

Greg loved these shades so much, that he was willing to go and search for them. But, that’s when the idea was sparked. Wouldn’t it be easier to start a sunglasses company than to burn a fortune for a new pair or search for the lost shades in the endless terrain?

Probably not, but they did it anyway.

With a “let’s do it” attitude, the two friends set out to build an audacious brand – offering uniqueness, quality and true exclusivity.