We’re throwing shade in style this season. While it rarely rains in Southern California – save for today ironically, as I’m writing an editorial about sunglasses – these shades are a MUST HAVE to protect your eyeballs from harmful UV rays. Rainforest Sunglasses, recently featured in GQ, are not only a stylish eyewear option, but is also a company with philanthropic values. For each pair purchased, a portion of proceeds are donated to Rainforest Trust, a nonprofit conservation organization that helps to purchase, protect and safeguard tropical habitats to save endangered species by working with local organizations and communities throughout Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
The spectacles are constructed from high-quality sustainable wood that offers a sturdy structure, polarized lenses, and amazingly flexible hinges so they won’t break as easily as that cheap pair of sunnies you picked up from your local drugstore. Another cool feature? The luxe lenses also have reflective corners on the bottom of each eye, allowing you to catch a glimpse of what’s going on behind you without having to crane your neck: they’re like built in rearview mirrors, if you will. How cool?
So why are these shades perfect for Hamptons to Hollywood? First of all, they’re durable. Secondly, they’re stylish. And finally, they cater to an active lifestyle. Whether hiking Runyon in LA or headed to Della Femina in East Hampton for a sun-soaked summer dinner, they are versatile enough for any occasion or excursion you might find yourself on. When you’re constantly jetsetting between coasts, Rainforest Sunglasses, I’m telling you, are your new best friend. And HELLO – you’ll feel all the more philanthropic after you purchase a pair. Which you can do HERE.
If this vid doesn’t show you how perfect they embody the Hamptons to Hollywood lifestyle, nothing will.
And below, check out our recent shoot with the shades on a casual walk through the city and sunset stroll down the beach.