Pala Eyewear launches the first pair of sunglasses made from recycled acetate. The two tone acetate frame comprises of matt black silhouettes with gloss black temples with the material making use of off-cut acetate used in the manufacture of other frames.
Modern, nostalgic, and a more sustainable choice of eyewear, “Asha” means “life” in Swahili (the Bantu language of the Swahili people, used also as a lingua franca in Tanzania, Kenya, and parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo) and PALA continue to breathe new life into plastic, otherwise destined for landfill.
Asha sunglasses are available in four colours: Black Tortoiseshell, Sunflower Tortoiseshell, Milky Champagne and Recycled Black. Each pair costs £70.
A pair of spectacles for each pair sold to a person in need in Africa
PALA gives a pair of spectacles for each pair sold to a person in need in Africa and the eyewear cases are made from recycled plastic bags and waste.
PALA is a homage to the African continent
The name PALA is a homage to the African continent, derived from the impala antelope a native species of the savanna. Renowned for their superb eyesight, their main survival tool, this graceful species provides a subtle reference to the importance of eyesight and the focus of Pala’s work.
Photo credit: PALA