What better way to kickstart the summer and your vegan fashion style credibility than with a brand new pair of eco-friendly chic shades? I hit a homerun with two fresh new pairs of Proof handmade wood sunglasses. Proof eyewear is made from sustainably sourced hard woods and is harvested in an eco-friendly manner. My cousin and I debuted them at the Dodgers game on Mother’s Day and I am fairly certain that our new Proof accoutrement got more attention than the players on the field. Within minutes of finding our seats, the fellows behind us had tapped me on the shoulder and asked where they could buy our glasses. I informed them that locally they could find Proof eyewear at Black Market LA, Alternative Apparel, Arbor, Tradition and Seed Peoples Market in OC, or they could customize a pair or 5 online at Iwantproof.com.
The Proof wood eyewear collection includes 9 (mostly) unisex styles that are available in various finishes and colors of Lacewood and Bamboo. Each pair is handmade and completely one-of-a-kind. No two pairs are the same due to wood variations, even in the same style! The polycarbonate lenses are available in stardard grey, polarized or mirrored and offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. Some styles are available with clear lenses that you can take to your optometrist and make a great pair of prescription glasses. Each style has a different inspiring laser-engraved quote inside the temple piece such as “Don’t forget your roots” and “You only live once.”
One of my favorite things about Proof besides the added benefit of it being eco-friendly AND super stylish is the story behind the brand. Three brothers from Idaho who grew up working in their grandfather’s sawmill, these do-gooders donate 10% of every sale to non-profits they believe in including a sight giving eye clinic in India. They are also supporters of the reforestation of Haiti and initiated a recycling program for old styles of glasses.
The sustainably sourced selection of wood comes from managed forests where the trees are replanted and the bamboo is cut in a way that it can continue to grow. The glasses are extremely lightweight, durable, comfortable and have spring hinges (anti-headache inducing) so that they do not squeeze your temples, all while keeping you fresh faced in classic style. Ranging between $90 -$130, Proof makes it easy for you to up your Vegan Fashion ante.
Its our lucky day because Proof is offering VFB readers a 10% discount. Order here with the checkout code TENOFF.
xoxo, Kim Vilyus
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