Meria Havana Sunglasses by Pala Eyewear

€144.00

One of customer favourites is back and she’s had a bit of an overhaul. This vintage inspired cat-eye frame in a plant-based Havana acetate has matching graduated brown lenses. Metal detailing on the temples give this frame a classy, refined finish.

  • Batch 1: limited to 70 frames
  • Handmade in Italy out of a family run workshop
  • Bio-based acetate frame certified bio-degradable
  • High quality more eco-friendly lens (39% plant resin)
  • Scratch resistant lenses with UV400 protection
  • Hand woven recycled case from Bolgatanga, Ghana
  • Soft microfiber bag to protect and clean you lens

 

Pala believes in a better future for planet and people. Durable, ethical and sustainable sunglasses. Plastic-free & recycled frame options. Polarised lenses.  As each season passes, Pala continues to innovate now offering both recycled acetate and bio-based designs housed in eco-friendly recyclable packaging and with carbon offset shipping.  All products are produced in a factory that undergoes a regular third-party ethical trade audit (SMETA).

Pala works closely with international charity Vision Aid Overseas to give back to eye-care programmes in Africa.  For every pair of sunglasses sold, Pala provides 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, Pala provides a trade and an income to help them empower themselves whilst upholding tradition (and recycling as we go!).

To create the unique cases, they partner with Care4basket a non-governmental organisation (NGO) running an initiative in Bolgatanga, Upper East Ghana. Working with artisans and weavers from deprived communities, they make traditional woven baskets – and now the cases for our sunglasses. 

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