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We're a company that is not focused on the bottom line, but on using innovative products and the power of people, crowdfunding and social media to spread the word about the many incredible charities that are doing amazing things every day.
Our newest project is Eye Gave, and together with a great charity we will be attacking an infectious eye disease called trachoma. Trachoma is considered the most neglected disease in relation to its contribution to suffering in the world. Years of repeated infection can scar the inside of the eyelid so severely that it causes the eyelid to turn inward and the eyelashes to scratch the eyeball, causing constant and excruciating pain and scarring the cornea. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent blindness. Every 15 minutes someone goes blind from this disease. Say no more, right?
The product is a sweet pair of 100% recycled sunglasses made form old drinks bottles and CD’s -- that’s where that old Celine Dion CD went. Don’t worry, your peepers will be well protected from those nasty UV rays and we have the certificate to prove it.
For each pair of Eye Gave sunglasses we sell at £25/$35, we will donate £8/$12. That’s enough for an operation to cure the advanced stages of trachoma. On top of that, for every 100 pairs we sell we will be donating £140/$210 -- enough to treat a community of up to 400 people against trachoma for a year, hugely reducing the risk of the disease spreading and re-infecting people.
We will be launching the project this summer, but if you have heard enough and know you want to be involved please add your email address to our list by filling in the form at the top of the page and you will be the first (well, among the first) to know when we go live. For more information please contact us.