Warby Parker continues it’s long standing commitment to social entrepreneurship in this recent collaboration with Architect for Humanity. In honor of the 15th anniversary of the design-driven non-profit, Warby has adapted a frame that I’m personally familiar with, adding premium Japanese titanium to their signature acetate mold. The result, their Aslin model, is a structurally sound and incredibly light weight frame that is both simple and beautiful in Oak Barrel.
With increasing needs around the world, Architecture for Humanity has responded with resounding success. Since opening in 1999, they’ve worked to build a network of creative professionals to serve in the Philippines, Japan, Pakistan, Haiti and right here at home. Both companies have a shared vision: minimizing their environmental footprint while leaving a legacy of social good. Until September 6, 2014, Warby Parker will donate $15 for every pair of Warby Parker x Architecture for Humanity collaboration frames, with a minimum contribution of $15,000 to Architecture for Humanity.
As active members of the greater global community this act of citizenship, along with their many other initiatives, is another means to help alleviate suffering worldwide; proving that it doesn’t take much to make an impact. You can read more about their individual efforts and this collection here.