WearPanda Organization – By: Madi Schultz

 

“Be the change you wish to see in the world,” exclaims Oprah Winfrey.

 WearPanda is an amazing company that makes and sells sunglasses made out of bamboo! Their goal as a company is to change the world one pair of sunglasses at a time. With every pair bought they will donate a free pair, and a free eye exam to a person in need. So far they have helped Optometry Given Sight screen four million people. They’ve delivered more than 27,000 pairs of glasses, and support 16 optical labs and 116 optometry students in 39 different countries. 

The sunglasses are stylish and very fashionable. They have a huge variety of styles to choose from, for men and women. They are made of bamboo and/or zebra wood, which is wood that has a specific line pattern. These sunglasses don’t just protect the eyes, they protect the environment. These glasses can change the world with one purchase. 

Not only does WearPanda have sunglasses, they also have watches with the same purpose. When a watch is purchased there isn’t anything going towards the organization, but they are made out of wood and bamboo to remain safe for the environment. They are handmade as well. 

“I would definitely buy a pair of sunglasses, helping the environment is always a plus,” Ann Schultz states. 

“The watches seem interesting, and sunglasses are always good to have to protect your eyes,” Bill Schultz explains.

WearPanda is connected to a lot of other different organizations as well. Kiva is a place where people can send money over the internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students all over the country. 1% for the Planet is another organization that gives back to the planet. Pencils of Promise helps schools. Optometry Giving Sight is the place that will give a free eye exam to those in need after a pair of sunglasses is purchased. One Tree Planted has a simple mission– plant trees. Lastly, Washington’s National Park Fund which helps the national parks stay nice. 

It is always a good idea to give back and save the planet by purchasing a pair of WearPanda sunglasses will do both!

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