When I shop, I like to find companies that give back in one way of another. For example, PHB Ethical Beauty (who make a fab natural mascara) donate 20% of their net profits to charities that improve the lives of children and animals, as well as making a great natural mascara. Sacet ethical jewellery make sure their workers have good working conditions and use recycled materials. When Golden Hour sunglasses got in touch about their successful IndieGoGo project, I was intrigued. As well as creating super-stylish sunglasses, they also give 10% of the price of their sunglasses to Mercy Ships, who perform sight-saving surgery.
Golden Hour sunglasses have raised enough for their project to go ahead. They have sent me this pair of luxury polarised sunglasses to review*.
About Golden Hour Sunglasses
Founded by Matt two years ago, Golden Hour design fashion-focused eyewear with premium polarised lenses, designed and made in London. The frames are hand made from Italian Mazzucchelli acetate, the five-barrel hinges have German OBE teflon screws. The CR39 UVA/UVB Protective Polarised lenses give superior protection and better vision and colour. You can carefully bend the arms for the perfect fit if you need to, as the metal goes all along the arms.
Finally I have to mention the case. It folds flat, so it’s easy to pop in your bag – genius.
I chose to review the Anjuna Bay Coral Tortoiseshell Golden Hour sunglasses* (£179 – you can buy them here). There are two other colours in this frame style, (Amber and Champagne) and two other frames to choose from. They are light and comfortable to wear, and feel well made. I know these sunglasses will last me for many years to come and I look forward to wearing them all summer.
About Vision for Vision with Mercy Ships
Golden Hour sunglasses have teamed up with Mercy Ships to reach isolated communities on their charity-run hospital ship. This floating hospital performs sight-saving surgery, and gives training to local doctors.
Did you know? Globally, five billion people have no access to safe, affordable surgery when they need it.
Mercy Ships are trying to help, by sending their hospital ship to some of the most deprived countries in the world. They give free healthcare to people who need it so desperately.
They say, “In sub-Saharan Africa, up to 69% of people live on less than £2 a day. Healthcare in these countries either doesn’t exist or is unaffordable to the vast majority of the population.”
Mercy Ships perform thousands of urgent operations on its floating hospital. Their volunteers also train and mentor local medical staff, and renovate hospitals and clinics.
So, by treating yourself to gorgeous sunglasses from Golden Hour, you can also support this charity. Their work is vital work: tackling the root causes of the problems rather than just the consequences.
I love the vintage vibe too! These sunglasses are an investment, and fit in well with my conscious decision to avoid buying fast fashion, disposable items, in favour of high quality ones.