Eco-Friendly Eyewear

Scottish Designer Launches World's First Hemp Sunglasses

HURRAY FOR HEMP But the plant’s value cannot be overstated. “Hemp can be grown and harvested every year, whereas a tree will generally take 15 to 20 years to grow until they…

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Karlie Kloss, Warby Parker Collaborate on Eyeglasses for a Yummy Cause

American supermodel Karlie Kloss is hooking up with Warby Parker for a delicious cause: a trio of sunglasses in support of the Edible Schoolyard, a New York City-based nonprofit that…

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Diane von Furstenberg, Net-a-Porter Collaborate With Google Glass

Google Glass is about to get a significant boost in specs appeal, thanks to the efforts of legendary fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, who is creating five new frames and eight…

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Solar-Powered Sunglasses Alert You When You've Left Them Behind

Australian company Tzukuri understands that it sucks to loose an expensive pair of sunglasses. That’s why they’ve embedded a chip and a solar cell in every pair that…

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Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Collaborate on Philanthropic Eyewear

Here at Ecouterre we love good design that makes a positive impact. So we were delighted when we heard that Architecture for Humanity have launched a campaign with designer Warby Parker…

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Dick Moby's Eco-Sunglasses Help Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

These sustainable sunglasses from Dick Moby were born from an urge to address the plastic pollution in a positive way. As avid surfers and sailors, the duo behind brand – Tim…

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Washington University's High-Tech Goggles Help Surgeons Spot Cancer

A new set of high-tech glasses could help surgeons find and remove cancerous cells during surgery. Developed by Dr. Samuel Achilefu, a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering…

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Karen Walker Casts Kenyan Artisans in New Ethical Eyewear Campaign

Florence, artist. I SEE YOU But Walker kicked it up a notch, turning the camera on the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection,…

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Google Glass Adds Prescription Lenses, Stylish Frames

Google Glass is getting a major facelift. On Tuesday, Google announced that the latest iteration of its Internet-connected eyewear will include four new options for…

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3D-Printed Silver, Stainless Steel Jewelry Available at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus is pushing technology as well as fashion, by adding two 3D printed products to their catalog. In a partnership with Shapeways, the retailer will offer customers an…

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Zeal Optics Unveils World's First Biodegradable Sunglass Made With Cotton

Colorado-based Zeal Optics has just unveiled what it considers the world’s first truly biodegradable sunglasses. The Ace is its new frame made from a cotton-based resin that can…

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"Google Glass"–Like "OrCam" Headset Could Help the Blind to See

Coming out of Israel is a new wearable device that can help the visually impaired see. OrCam is a camera and mind-reading computer that can see everything you can see and can tell you…

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Warby Parker Co-Design Vintage-Inspired Sunglasses

Don’t say Gwyneth Paltrow never did the world any favors. The Oscar-winner-turned-lifestyle-guru has hooked up with the eyewear-makers at Warby Parker to co-create a line of…

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Google "Glass" Headset to be Made in the United States

Google will be manufacturing its “Glass” eyewear in Silicon Valley, a move that the Financial Times hails as a “high-profile example of the return of electronics…

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Fetch Eyewear Donates 100 Percent of Profits to Animal-Rescue Causes

PET PROJECT Fetch calls itself a small company with a big vision, with a full 100 percent of its corporate proceeds benefiting the Pixie Project. The frames themselves were designed…

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Google Reportedly Working With Warby Parker to Make "Glass" Stylish

Google is reportedly working with Warby Parker, a popular eyeglass company that sells its trendy wares online, to design “more-fashionable frames” for its…

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Could Vuzix's Smart "Eyepatch" Give Google Glass a Run for Its Money?

Google isn’t the only one trying to make smart glasses the next hot device trend. New York-based Vuzix has just unveiled a hands-free smart device that comes with an integrated…

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Google's Augmented-Reality Glasses Make New York Fashion Week Debut

Diane von Furstenberg shared her New York Fashion Week spotlight on Sunday with an unlikely collaborator: Google. The legendary designer and Council of Fashion Designers of America…

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