Thursday, 22 September 2011
Introducing Shauns Shades: buy one, give sight
These classy sunglasses are by a new brand, Shauns Shades, which has a generous business model whereby for every pair purchased, one of the 285 million people in the world with sight problems will receive a pair of glasses, as part of its “buy one, give sight” mission.
California-based Scottish designer Shaun Paterson explains: "My vision has never caused me any issue in any way. Like many others, I use a simple lens to correct for my natural vision problems. However, if like many millions of those in need, I had been born in an area with no access to eye health care and glasses, I would be legally blind."
Note the signature Braille "S" on the frame front. The shades feature Carl Zeiss lenses and are available with free shipping in the US and the UK. Price start at £115 or $160.