A story worth telling

We are passionate about making a difference and want to make it our goal to ensure that every single person that buys our sunglasses knows they’ve made a positive one to another person’s life.

640 Millions people currently live without access to eyewear.

By purchasing our beautiful, premium quality sunglasses, you are supporting life-changing vision projects in Africa.

Here’s how it works

BUY

You buy a pair of beautiful sunglasses.

GRANTS

Proceeds from those sunglasses go towards grants awarded to eye care projects in Africa, funding the creation of vision centres and dispensaries.

GIVE

These vision centres and dispensaries will provide new glasses to those who need them, one patient for every pair of sunglasses sold.

PEOPLE
MAKE PALA

From optical staff to patients, meet the people who are bringing Pala’s mission to life.

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Pala Founder

MEET THE WEAVERS

We’re as proud of our sunglass cases as we are about what goes in them. Each one is uniquely handmade by traditional weavers in one of three rural communities in Bolgatanga, Upper East Ghana. They started life as plastic bags, used water sachets or recycled plastic waste. Rubbish? We don’t think so.

Jib oversees the weaving process, supporting the communities that create the cases and “helping build respect for them”. His surname is an anagram of Ghana. He likes that.

Jib oversees the weaving process, supporting the communities that create the cases and “helping build respect for them”. His surname is an anagram of Ghana. He likes that.

TEACHING OLD BAGS
NEW TRICKS

Step 1

Part of the plastic waste we use are discarded plastic bags and water sachets. They are collected.

Step 2

They are washed…

Step 3

Cut into strips…

Step 4

Twisted into strands…

Step 5

…and then woven by hand

OUR PARTNERS

Helping us to change lives.

Transforming access to eye care in low income countries.
VISION AID OVERSEAS

Pala is proud to partner with international charity Vision Aid Overseas who are dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries. 640 million people – around 10% of the world’s population – are disadvantaged by poor vision, which in most cases can be solved by the right prescription glasses.

Over the past 30 years, Vision Aid Overseas has provided eye tests and glasses to over one million people worldwide. Improved vision enables children to read and learn, while adults can work and provide for their families.

Ghanaian non-governmental organisation.
CARE4BASKET

To create our unique cases we work in partnership with Care4basket a Ghanaian non-governmental organisation (NGO) running an initiative in Bolgatanga, Upper East Ghana. Working with artisans and weavers from deprived communities, they make traditional woven baskets – and now the cases for our sunglasses.

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