The holiday season normally holds visions of harried shoppers, blissful family dinners (NOT), Christmas trees and holly along with a varied number of carolers singing off-key and a few drawers full of booze for the fortunate few.
However, those visions do not normally encompass a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses. But, they should. Let me tell you why. As we move into winter here in Northern Indiana, the snow has begun to fall. Those beautiful, white, and pristine snowflakes often turn into big piles of white mountainous precipitation that offers an awful glare. Honestly, at this time of year, I have found that I often need my sunglasses more than I do in the summer.
PANDA, a new eco-friendly company located in Georgetown’s Paper Mill in Washington, D. C. have stepped up to craft a stylish alternative to the sunglasses that are made of plastic and metal and are so bad for the environment! Each pair of sunglasses is individually created so that the value is one of excellence and class. How about a pair of eco-friendly sunglasses this holiday season, as a gift for a loved one, or yourself? Another really cool feature of PANDA is their unique grassroots approach to crowd funding their company. Crowd funding is an innovative way for entrepreneurs, artists, writers (like me) and other sassy people with initiative to get their projects off the ground. Check out Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for information about crowdsourcing- and follow this page to the end for a quick link to PANDA and find yourself wearing eco-friendly bamboo sunglasses to get rid of that snowy sun glare.
Another thing about getting into eco-friendly gifts this year; watch for those goofy ecopreneurs who try to pass off their products as green when they’re not- if you are a green person you will soon know if they are green by your standards. There is a world of green this year when it comes to gift giving, cards, and all sorts of toys and apparel. Stella McCartney, celebrity vegetarian and environmentalist will soon be coming out with her own line of eco-friendly sunglasses – not in time for the holiday, though. So, it is worth your time and efforts to be careful, read product descriptions, and try to buy from Fair Trade companies. If you want to give food as a gift, go organic or local. There are a bunch of cool places online. I have a personal bias towards the Fruit Company. Their fruit and other products are delicious and their prices are within range – not crazy Black Friday discounts, but honest to goodness good deals!