Sunglasses Pala & ShadeShares
We selected PALA Eyewear and ShadeShares as our selected sunglass brands.
A balance between style and sustainability.
Pala's ambition is to produce high quality, long-lasting eyewear whilst making a commitment to minimise the impact on the planet and maximise positive social impact on people. For every pair of sunglasses sold, Pala gives back to eye-care programmes in Africa by providing grants to vision centres, dispensaries and screening programmes. To date, thousands of sight-impaired people have had their lives changed and their ability to earn an income enhanced thanks to receiving a pair of prescription glasses. Pala also works alongside a Ghanaian-based NGO to support weaving communities to make their protective sunglasses cases. Woven using traditional methods utilising otherwise wasted plastic destined for landfill.
The ultimate travel companion, Pala's frames are designed for those who acknowledge the need for a better future, appreciate the world we live in and embrace the adventure of exploring it. Each style takes a classic, familiar sunglasses design and updates it with a contemporary finish. Wearable, durable and ready to get you outdoors.
The sunglasses are made in Kenya by young adults who have been raised in the Kariobang slum – young adults, who are in the very weakest position when it comes to both education and employment. These young men and women are now being provided education in collaboration with World Vision.
High-quality Finnish birch veneer is used as the raw material for the Shadeshares sunglasses. This specific veneer is manufactured exclusively for Shadeshares. The hinges are made of non-allergenic quality material and are produced by the Italian company Ideal Ltd. The lenses are polarized UV-protection lenses.