Most sunglasses are designed to save your own eyes from the sun’s damaging rays, but shades from Kayu Designs also save someone else’s vision. For each pair purchased, Kayu (which means wood in Malay, with the founder of the company, Jamie Lim being a Malaysian born American) donates money for one sight-restoring surgery in the developing world, where 80% of blindness is preventable. Additionally, the glasses are made from sustainable bamboo in fair labour conditions in Wenzhou, China.
KAYU is collaborating with Unite for Sight Inc. in their efforts to promote preventable blindness. For each $180 pair purchased, KAYU donates $50, all of the funds needed for a sight-restoring surgery.