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Wendy Heijne


No more standard sizes and standard fashion. I believe in fashion personalized by you. Thats why I have founded Studio Heijne. By blogging I hope to add some colour to your daily life. And hopefully inspire you to think outside the box and to try the new way of shopping: personal slow-fashion instead of mass-produced garments

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Cool & sustainable sunglasses

Sustainable Sunglasses by SHADESHARES

We are finally moving to sunny days! A good timing to give a proper introduction to the collection of sustainable sunglasses in wood designed by SHADESHARES. The cool thing with Shadeshares is not only the incredible good looking shades they produce. They also take on a great social responsibility.

I met Veronica from Shadeshares on a fashion fair only a few months ago and fell in love with the sustainable sunglasses and her story behind the company.

Model wearing Kiboo sunglasses.

So what is the story behind Shadeshares?

The story behind Shadeshares is very inspirational. In 2017 Veronica and her husband decided they wanted to help young people living in the Kenyan slums toward a better future. During these 3 years they have come a long way. Firstly they opened a sunglass workshop, helping people from the slum getting a job. They employ and train currently 20 young adults, teaching them valuable working-life skills.  Secondly, 20 % of every pair of sunglasses sold is directly spent on education and employment for young people living in the Kariobangi and Korogocho slums.

Founder Veronica from Shadeshares

This is why we like Shadeshares sunglasses:

1) The sunglasses from Shadeshares are incredibly good looking

With all the cool designs to choose among, it will be easy to find your new favourite pair of shades!

2) They are very comfortable to wear

The shades are made of birch veneer. The material makes them light to wear, almost like you forget they are there!

Made of birch veneer, these sunglasses are very light.

3) They have polarized UV protection lenses

These sunglasses are not only the cool accessory that will complete your outfit. They will also protect your eyes from the sun and prevent eye diseases.

4) The shades come in a foldable protective pouch

This is very clever! You will have a good protection for the shades when you are carrying them around. Also, you can fold the cover flat and put it easily in your bag when you are enjoying your shades out in the sun.

Foldable pouch made of cork

5) The products and the company are sustainable

Finally, Shadeshares doesn’t only help young people from the slums, they also have a strong sustainability focus, which I love. The sunglasses are made of sustainable materials and the manufacturing chain is open and transparent. In addition, they started another great initiative last year: for every pair of sunglasses sold, they plant one tree  in Oyugis Village in Kenya.

Veronica and her team planting trees.

In conclusion, the sunglasses from Shadeshares are not only a cool accessory. Also, they are sustainable and provide a better future for many people. Therefore they are a great choice during the sunny days!

Want to know more about the sunglasses? CLICK HERE  or on the products below.

Sunglasses Simba, click to get to the product
Wooden sunglasses Nyati, click to get to the product.
wooden sustainable sunglasses Tembo from SHadeshares
Sustainable sunglasses Tembo
sustainable wooden sunglasses from Shadeshares
Wooden sunglasses Twiga, click to get to the product.
Round sunglasses with yellow glass, click to get to the product
We at Studio Heijne loves these shades!

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