At SOLO Eyewear, they create environmentally responsible sunglasses that restore vision for people in need. They strongly believe in living a life of adventure and inspiring individuals to change the world. The concept for SOLO Eyewear was developed as a class project at San Diego State University. While completing an International Entrepreneurship course, Jenny Amaraneni read Paul Polak’s Out of Poverty where she discovered the great need for eye care around the world. She decided to research the issue further. Jenny, who has poor vision, encountered two startling statistics: approximately 1 billion people do not have access to eye care and nearly 80% of the world’s blindness is preventable. These statistics were a call to action for her. The idea for SOLO Eyewear was born. Jenny partnered with her colleague and fellow student, Dana Holliday, to launch the company. To date, SOLO has restored vision for over 15,000 people in need across 32 countries and it's only the beginning. In addition to their vision restoring efforts, SOLO also utilizes recycled and repurposed materials in the construction of its eyewear. This effort has saved hundreds of pounds of virgin plastic from being produced each year. The SOLO mantra is One idea. One person. One action can change the world.
I scored one of the newer pairs of sunglasses, called Vietnam. Genuine stone and walnut featuring polarized lenses with 100% UV protection. Handcrafted with 100% sustainable stone and wood. Lightweight frame with spring loaded hinges. Comes with wood box and microfiber pouch, which is super nice for storage. These reclaimed wood sunglasses are named after the country, Vietnam, where SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for people in need. I love how light these are, and of course that they are versatile for man or woman. I can rock them one day, and then the next Callan has bogarted them, hee hee. Stylish for both of us.
Check it all out at SOLO Eyewear on Facebook, as well as SOLO Eyewear on Twitter, and SOLO Eyewear on Instagram.
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