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Monday, April 7, 2014

Warby Parker + Architecture for Humanity Feature

Happy Monday, everyone! 

I am really excited to talk about something a little different from crafts and Ava {which are my two favorite things to talk about!}. One of my favorite parts of blogging is feeling like I have a voice! And can reach people - especially when the cause is good! Today, I get to talk about two great organizations working towards a good cause.  Warby Parker is an eyewear company I found out about from my brother-in-law just a couple weeks ago. I was super intrigued with how this company worked. You order 5 frames you get to try on, see which ones look amaze on you, then return them all. You then can customize and order the pairs that you LOVED. And he said it was pretty affordable, too. It sounded awesome. I've used other online glasses companies before and blindly ordered glasses, which can get dicey, but have never heard of a company sending you frames to try on first. Plus, he said for every pair of glasses they sell, they give a pair to someone in need. Sounds pretty cool, right?

What was even more cool was when, last week, Warby Parker contacted me asking me to tell all of my fabulous readers about a new eyewear collaboration they are doing with Architecture for Humanity. After hearing about the great work they are doing, I, of course, said YES and am super excited today to share this great effort with all of you. 

Here's the skinny: Warby Parker has teamed up with Architecture for Humanity and designed 2 really cool pairs of glasses {the Aslin & the Fowler}. A portion of each pair sold will go to Architecture for Humanity and, like with all other glasses you buy from Warby Parker, a pair is given to someone in need. I'm kind of in love with the Aslin frames in English Oak!

You can view the rest of the collection here: Warby Parker + Architecture for Humanity

I got so excited when reading about Architecture for Humanity and the amazing work they do. Founded in 1999, each year they help over 100,000 people in need from structures they design. Houses, community centers, athletic fields, and lots more. Through "thoughtful, inclusive design," they create lasting change in communities by:
  • Alleviating poverty and providing access to water, sanitation, power and essential services
  • Bringing safe shelter to communities prone to disaster and displaced populations
  • Rebuilding community and creating neutral spaces for dialogue in post-conflict areas
  • Mitigating the effects of rapid urbanization in unplanned settlements
  • Creating spaces to meet the needs of those with disabilities and other at-risk populations
  • Reducing the footprint of the built environment and addressing climate change.

CLICK HERE to view all of their current programs.

You can view how to VOLUNTEER on their website, too. 

View all eyeglasses and sunglasses from Warby Parker. 



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