July 26th 2009

Eyewear that gives back

Vancouver-based eyewear company has turned glasses into wearable art that combines fashion, function, and giving-back.

Claudia Alan Inc.’s new AYA collection features frames that are delicately designed with artwork created by British Columbia-native first nations artist Corrine Hunt.

According to the website, AYA means Exist, Colourful, Beautiful, Loved, Wisdom, Miracle, Sign. And it represents even more, including the natural beauty of our land and animals, and the beauty and simplicity of first nations artwork.

The Eagle, for example, featured on some of the frames is a symbol of power, intelligence, loyalty. peace and friendship. Truly a marriage of karma and gorgeous design.

But it doesn’t end there. Each purchase of these glasses helps feed needy children. Claudia Alan Inc. has partnered with ONEXONE, donating $2 from every purchase to the first nations nutritious breakfast programs.

See all the styles at claudiaalan.com.

Image: Esme reading glasses, from claudiaalan.com.

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Andrew loves art and design, and pursues his studies in his final year at the Ontario College of Art and Design. He loves seeking out new artists and giving them their dues, and in his spare time, focuses on his own abstract sculpture.