Changing the world, one pair at a time
SOLO's vision is based on giving eyesight to those around the world without access to it. 80% of blindness is preventable, and SOLO has taken it upon themselves to address this issue. Through their partnerships with Aravind Eye Care System and Restoring Vision, they have been able to donate 10% of their profits to reach those who need eye-care. By funding eye exams, surgeries, and eyeglasses for these communities, they've been able to reach over 13,000 people in need.
The company also plays close attention to the working conditions of their employees, and values ethical employment. Using an American based audit system, they make sure that their workers are treated in safe and healthy environments. SOLO's sunglass accessories, such as their cases and cords, are sourced from female artisans in Guatemala. Through a fair working wage, these women are then empowered to make a difference in their families and communities.
From vendors at the beach to retail stores and beyond, environmentally degrading plastic plagues the eyewear industry. SOLO is striving to change this pattern by using sustainable materials in their eyewear. They utilize bamboo in its natural state, reshaping it into legs and frames for their glasses. When they need plastic, the plastic they use is recycled, in order to avoid extracting unnecessary resources.
From their give-back, to their ethical employment, to their use of earth-friendly products, SOLO is a well-rounded sustainably focused company. Their efforts are changing the lives of their workers and those who they serve, and we love their passion for addressing the eyesight challenge on our planet.