"PALA is on a mission. A mission to put an end to poverty, to protect the planet and to enable all people to enjoy peace and prosperity."
Pala Eyewear’s goal is to create a business that puts people and the planet before profits and ethical and sustainable practices at the forefront of their operations. Pala gives grants directly to eyecare projects in Africa: Projects might include building a new Vision Centre; or dispensary, purchasing equipment or supporting an outreach programme – all sustainable, long term solutions that facilitate eyecare, eye-tests and provision of spectacles.
640 million people are unable to access potentially life-changing eyecare. A pair of spectacles is an invaluable economic tool providing empowerment for the wearer. They enable reading, learning and access to better education. They provide a chance to operate a machine, or to thread a needle and improve overall job prospects.
Pala also makes its unique glasses cases using recycled plastic. Plastic waste is collected, washed, melted and re-purposed into the plastic that is then woven by hand by traditional weavers in Ghana, made in partnership with the NGO organisation CARE 4 Basket.