Sweet Summer Shades

Ooh la la summer is finally here. It’s time to pull out the beach bag, grab a swimsuit, and find some hot summer shades. Here’s a list of our summer-approved shades. We pulled out our top favorites for their sharp style and sustainable features.

First up are some gorgeous golden glasses from Schwood, a Portland-based company that makes bespoke shades from sustainable wood. We love the vintage vibe that anyone with an eye for design can appreciate. Each pair of frames is handmade and comes in a super sturdy matching wood box.  You can even order a pair made from recycled skateboards! Guaranteed to give you a one-of-a-kind look.

The TOMS shoes one-for-one model doesn’t just apply to shoes. Buy these super-slick frames and TOMS will give sight to a person in need with prescription glasses, medical care or sight-saving surgery. It’s an offer you can’t refuse. They’ve already helped over 50,000 people and are aiming to reach 100,000 by the summer’s end. Not to mention they look great on.

And finally for the sportier type, check out the skateboarding legend Bob Burnquist recycled glasses from Oakley. These classic eye protectors are made from the excess materials from other Oakley shades and feature stylish bamboo accents. You’ll wear these recycled sunglasses with pride knowing how little impact they had on the environment. Get them while you still can.