Respecting Our Planet
Each pair of SOLOsTM is constructed using repurposed bamboo or recycled plastic which reduces our carbon footprint and prevents hundreds of pounds of virgin materials from being produced each year.
In addition, we repurpose packing materials and defective sunglasses for parts as well as actively recycle.
80% of the world’s blindness is preventable.
By donating 10% of profits, SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for 13,000+ people in need through the funding of eye exams, eyeglasses and cataract surgeries.
By restoring a person’s vision, he or she is able to live a fuller, more productive life. This growth in productivity typically yields an increase of ~$300 USD in annual income. In underdeveloped countries where individuals are living off $1-$2 a day, a $300 increase in annual income is substantial.
Through partnerships with Aravind Eye Care System and Restoring Vision, SOLO’s sight restoring efforts have reached 32 countries to date.
Sunglasses: We work exclusively with manufacturers who have undergone and passed a comprehensive audit conducted by an American based auditing company. The audit reviews the manufacturer’s worker protection and health management, maintenance issue management, fire and emergency management and chemical management.
Accessories: We source our sunglass cases and cords from a group of female arti- sans in Panajachel, Guatemala. By sourcing our accessory products from these arti- sans, we are able to help lift them and their families out of poverty by paying them fair wages and exposing their products to global markets.