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#TOGETHERBAND initiative supports Sightsavers with new sustainable sunglasses range

July 2021

#TOGETHERBAND, a campaign that promotes the UN’s Global Goals, has unveiled a new range of sunglasses, with £1 from every purchase donated to Sightsavers.

The sunglasses use recycled plastic sourced from CDs and electrical appliance cases. There are three styles: Ale, a classic round-framed design; Kai, a 90s throwback style with rectangular lenses; and Rae, which is based on Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer style. All offer full category 1 UV protection, and can be fully recycled once they reach the end of their life.

The initiative, launched by British sustainable fashion brand BOTTLETOP, raises funds for life-changing projects and promotes the UN’s Global Goals. These 17 goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030.

To promote the goals, #TOGETHERBAND produces a set of ethically made and sustainably sourced friendship bands, each in a different colour to represent each of the 17 goals. Ambassadors for the initiative include David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Halima Aden, Lewis Hamilton and Jameela Jamil.

The sunglasses are £40 each and are available from #TOGETHERBAND’s Regent Street store in London, and online at www.togetherband.org.

The money raised will fund Sightsavers’ work to prevent and treat river blindness, with a £1 donation providing medication to protect 25 people against the disease.

Four pairs of sunglasses from the Togetherband range, in black, dark green, tortoiseshell and cream.
Togetherband logo.

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