The calendar month marks March, but here in NYC, we have been having some unseasonably warm weather. The hemlines are shortening, the layers are lightening up, and sunglasses are back in rotation. Eyewear is such a unique accessory, as it is an immediate conversation starter, and can completely transform the look of the wearer. The folks at Activist Eyewear completely understand this unique ability, and formed a business model in which to capitalize on that notion.
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Activist Eyewear designs limited edition unisex eyewear in NYC that are crafted in Japan. Each style is numbered and offered in a limited release of 718 pieces; a homage to the area code of their homebase. As a consumer, this idea of exclusivity keeps us guessing, and makes our final purchase feel that more special.
I love that their styles are classic with updated materials and colorways. I am partial to wayfarer frames, so model 10.01 is my personal favorite, offering staple frame colors, with peekaboo contrast colored rubber nosepads.
*All photos courtesy of Activist Eyewear