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The whole ethos of PALA is “Let’s not talk sustainability, let’s do it”, which we couldn’t see more eye to eye with. Buying one pair of sunglasses means one pair of spectacles is given to a person who needs them in Africa. Globally, there are 640 million people who are unable to access eyewear, which enables access to education and improves job prospects.

The sunglasses are made from cellulose acetate, a non-petroleum based plastic that is made from natural cotton and wood fibres in a factory with strong ethical credentials in China. The cases are weaved from recycled plastic, by women in Bolgatanga where work is hard to come by. Everyone in the supply chain is paid at least a living wage.