Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Obsession of the Month

Westward Leaning Shades

 Sunglasses that are cool, unique, reach a relatively reasonable price point, AND support social equality simultaneously? Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie. Westward Leaning, a designer I've recently stumbled upon, has achieved all that and more. Each of their sunglasses are designed in dedication to a particular social cause. With each pair sharing one frame shape and one frame size they claim to be the Model T of sunglasses. In addition to claiming one size fits all, it in actuality does just that, fits all. Men and women alike. The particular pair I ordered, currently they're in Reno, NV making their way to me, (I've been tracking them like a lunatic since I clicked to place the order) are pictured above. The neon reflective lenses celebrate democracy movements around the world. The proceeds of my future beloved sunglasses will go to Reporters without Borders a group working to protect journalists reporting on the front lines for social change. Here's a link to their site explaining each frame of unique materials representation in terms of social change. Looking good while helping society, that's a trend I'm more than happy to follow. I'm already pretty stressed out attempting to narrow down my favorites for my next order. I can already hear myself now, "Uhh hey dad, can you spot me on my next credit card bill? I was ya know, doing community service...promoting social change." No need for him to know it was done purchasing one pair of sunglasses at a time. 

**In the spirit of  giving back and unifying for social change, in the wake of the distress left by Hurricane Sandy if you're still feeling on a generosity roll from buying a pair of stylishly charitable sunglasses, keep going and text REDCROSS to the number 90999 to make a 10$ donation to disaster relief efforts.**

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