SUSTAINABLE LIVING - See Better and Do Good at the Same Time with SmartBuyGlasses

20th November 2019

SUSTAINABLE LIVING - See Better and Do Good at the Same Time with SmartBuyGlassesAt the grand old age of 42, I’m fortunate that I don’t as yet need prescription eyeglasses; but being plagued by visual stress, a couple of years ago I did make a foray into the world of spectacle frames for my new copper mesh lenses. I confess that despite spending an unholy amount of my life online, I didn’t even think of seeing if there were websites offering more choice! 

I was recently introduced to SmartBuyGlasses, a global online retailer of 180 different brands of designer eyeglasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. Having forged relationships with all the big name fashion designers you can imagine, it would be easy to assume that they might not be charity or the environment as a primary concern. On the contrary, I was pleased to learn that they are making eco-friendly partnerships worldwide, including the ReefCycle project in Australia, and alongside eyewear brand Oh My Woodness! they sponsor the Buy One Plant One programme in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. In addition, they also believe in being a small part of worldwide social change for the better, and through partnering with organisations such as Sightsavers and Unite for Sight, they have donated $2 million worth of eyewear to visually-impaired individuals in some of the less privileged corners of the globe.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING - See Better and Do Good at the Same Time with SmartBuyGlassesSo, knowing that you’re contributing to global good, why not give their Virtual Try On feature a go and start experimenting with some different looks? Once you’ve found your dream specs from the largest range in the world (including exclusive brands and styles), you can personalise the lenses, then you can enjoy their price-matching, free shipping, 2 year warranty, and 100 day returns policy so you can make your decisions pressure free!

SUSTAINABLE LIVING - See Better and Do Good at the Same Time with SmartBuyGlassesThere will be lots of deals available at the end of the month; specifically, check out the Oh My Woodness! frames, as every item purchased from their collection will help plant life-saving trees in Haiti, Madagascar or Nepal, to combat deforestation and provide essential resources to some of the most vulnerable communities. Every product within the Oh My Woodness! Collection has been carefully designed to transform natural wood and bamboo into stylish eyewear, that looks amazing and wins serious karma points! All of Oh My Woodness! products come with FREE prescription lenses, plus anti-scratch and anti-glare coatings.

Or, if you're looking to treat yourself or someone special to a luxury gift, why not check out the colourful and design led Pomellato range? Designer brands don't often come with fantastic eco or ethical credentials, but this is one company that can boast sustainable sourcing, artisan hand craftsmanship, an ethical working environment, and strives towards a more eco friendly working practises (read more here). 

Amongst the remaining 78 brands available through SmartBuyGlasses, how many other eco-ethical brands will you discover?


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