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Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

Salt Lake City, here we come!

SOLO Eyewear is excited to announce that we will be returning this August to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City, Utah for the second time. Our last experience was overwhelmingly positive with over two hundred people stopping by our booth to learn about SOLO Eyewear! We thoroughly enjoyed meeting new folks in the industry and telling everyone about our mission to give.  

Here are a few photos of our booth at Winter Market in January.

If you are in Salt Lake City, come see us at Booth PV1271 or schedule an appointment by emailing jenny@soloeyewear.com. We'd love to see you!

 

 

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day everyone! What a fantastic day to be an Earthling and what better way to 
celebrate the Earth than to do something eco-friendly? Like purchasing a pair of SOLOs made 
from recycled bamboo and acetate. Today is a day to be conscious of your own actions and how they impact our environment.
A few ways to show our planet some love are: 
Conserve water by taking a shorter shower
Preserve wildlife by picking up one piece of litter
Reduce your carbon footprint by riding your bike more
There are more ways than you think to reduce, reuse, and recycle so get those creative juices flowing and take some action! 
Earth day is a day to celebrate, so indulge your senses by stepping outside. Take in 
the beauty that is all around you. Treat yourself to a visit to your 
local botanical garden, go for a nice hike or jog, watch the sunset after a long day at work or 
just go explore! Our planet is beautiful so let us be thankful and treat her well.

SOLO's Mission to Give in Mexico

On March 29th, Dana Holliday and Jenny Amaraneni, co-founders of SOLO Eyewear boarded a plane to San Antonio, Texas. They were headed on SOLO's first giving trip of 2014. Four hours later, they landed in Texas, hopped in a car and drove to the Mexico border with plans to assist at a volunteer eye care clinic in Vamos Tamaulipas. Jenny and Dana brought with them 300 pairs of eyeglasses to contribute to the clinic and help distribute to people in need. 

The next few days were amazing. Jenny and Dana teamed up with a group of volunteers to set up the clinic and host it. The morning the clinic doors opened, a line of people stood outside waiting to be seen. They all needed to have their eyes checked and many were in need of eyeglasses. Because the environmental conditions were so harsh, the team distributed sunglasses to everyone who visited the clinic. Sunglasses not only provide protection from harmful UV rays but also can prevent dust and debris in the air from affecting your eyes. Everyone who came to the clinic loved trying on different pairs of sunglasses and picking a pair that they loved. 

 
Jenny and Dana helped with vision screenings and distributing eyeglasses. Many of the people who received glasses were speechless. They would put on a pair of glasses, realize their ability to see clearly and would immediately open their arms for a hug. Their gratitude was immeasurable. Dozens of people of all ages received eye care that week and went home with the ability to see clearly and live more productive lives. Here are a few pictures of our favorite moments at the clinic. 

The SOLO team was incredibly grateful for this wonderful giving experience. Because of fans like you, we are able to make an impact in the world. To view more pictures from our trip, please visit our Facebook page to see our Giving Trip Album. Thank you for supporting SOLO Eyewear and our Mission to Give. 

SPANX LegUp Program Winner!

Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx, has recognized SOLO as one 
of the winners for the Leg Up Program. Sara Blakely started the program to help 
women reach the next level in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Jenny Amareneni and Dana Holliday launched SOLO Eyewear with the vision of “one person, one idea, one action can change the world!” Since inception, SOLO has restored vision for nearly 10,000 individuals across 19 countries, including the United States.

We are honored to be one of the winners of the Leg Up Program and to keep the 
tradition of giving alive we are offering a 10% discount on your purchase when you 
enter the promo code SPANX10 at checkout. 

“Now that I've discovered SOLO eyewear, I've found a new favorite pair! I love the 
design and the company's vision." – Sara Blakely