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RĒVO is helping children learn how to surf

RĒVO is helping children learn how to surf

Going surfing on a doctor’s order. How cool is that? It may sound a bit strange, but surfing is actually very helpful in improving the quality of life of children with Down Syndrome, ADHD, and forms of autism...

That is why in 2014 the Surf Project was founded. All over the coast of The Netherlands, surf lessons are given to children with Down, autism, and ADHD. The sea has the power to make you forget about any problems you may experience in everyday life. Learning how to surf helps you gain confidence. Confidence that not only shows when in the water, but also in other situations. Because the biggest lesson in learning how to surf lies in overcoming obstacles. And that can be extra difficult when you are dealing with physical and cognitive challenges daily. But once you’ve learned how to ride a wave, you built up the confidence to also try and learn other new things!

The Surf Project works with psychologists and psychiatrists who monitor progression with the children and research the benefits of surfing therapy. With the research, they hope to contribute to making surfing a standard form of therapy for children who need it. The actual surf lessons are given by a large group of dedicated volunteers. To continue the work they do, the Surf Project needs sponsors.

And that is where RĒVO comes in. RĒVO has always had a strong connection to water sports. Their blue water lens is a classic and it is perfect for the bright conditions on the water. With every pair of RĒVO sunglasses, the company is donating to the Surf Project. Last weekend in Zandvoort, they were able to donate another check to this much-needed initiative so children who need it most can keep on riding those waves!

 

Interested in a pair of RĒVO sunglasses?
Visit our showroom and have a look at the newest collection.

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Sun is shining and so are you

Sun is shining and so are you

It took some – okay, a lot of – patience from our side, but it looks like the sun is finally here. That calls for a celebration! Al fresco lunches in the park, pre-dinner drinks on the beach, and dinner in the city. See and be seen, all day long.

And what better way to look good in the summertime, than with some nice new sunglasses? Not only are they the first thing people see when they look at you, but they also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. And let’s be honest, you only have one pair of eyes so better take good care of them.



The beauty is there are sunglasses for everyone’s taste. It doesn’t matter if you are the sporty type that loves to go and hike in nature or if you haven’t been out of the city in years. There are sunglasses for people who spent a lot of time on the road and therefore need high functionality from their glasses. And if you want to perfectly match your sunglasses with your new shoes and handbag, that’s also not a problem.



Retro-inspired styles are never out of style, and this year is of course no exception. New for 2021 are the big acetate frames with rectangular or cat-eye shapes with bold temples. For those who prefer metal frames, there are loads of options too. Oversized or small and understated, like we saw in the nineties.



But, where to find that perfect pair? At your local high-end optician of course. For the Netherlands, we selected a few of the best opticians for you to choose from. In each of those stores, you will find a great selection of frames from the best brands, for you to try on. And while you are there, why not have your eyes checked? Whether you need prescription glasses or not, an eye check-up is the best gift to your eyes.

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The new trend in sunglasses is ‘flat’

The new trend in sunglasses is ‘flat’

We had and will ever have large vintage inspired glamorous sunglasses, we recently had round and hexagon shapes with thin rims in metal or acetate and this Summer we see the birth of more ‘flat’ shapes…

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We mean ‘flat’ as in undeep instead of the deeper shapes that cover much more of your face. The styles can be rectangular of more cat-eye and instantly provide a fresh new and modern look that differs seriously from the glamour and minimalism of the past years. So dare to be the first and change your sunglasses for this season to something really new and instacool!    

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Alpine F1 team finds optical performance partner in Shamir

Alpine F1 team finds optical performance partner in Shamir

It sounds obvious, and yet it is a unique collaboration in the Formula 1 world: the Alpine F1 team is partnering with Shamir Optical Industry in a Vision Performance Lab to ensure their drivers and all other team members have the best vision possible...

When you go as fast as a Formula 1 race car driver does, you want, or better said: you need perfect vision. It takes a millisecond for conditions to change and in that millisecond drivers need to make a decision that will have enormous consequences for their safety, based mostly on what they see. Or don't see. Strangely enough, there hasn't been that much attention to the way vision influences race car driving performances. Until now. Alpine F1 team has found a partner in Shamir, a producer of high-quality lenses. Shamir has been developing and producing lenses since the 1970s and has taken a leading position worldwide in incorporating scientific discoveries into their lenses.



But what is a vision performance lab exactly? Engineers of both Alpine and Shamir will be researching new technologies to improve both racing performances and safety conditions. No more foggy goggles for the pit crew, glare from low sunlight or distorted colors for the drivers. Expertise from both fields will be combined in the search for the highest quality lenses that perform perfectly under all conditions. New developments can be easily tested and if necessary adjusted to the personal needs of the Alpine F1 team members.



It is no coincidence that Alpine and Shamir found each other. Both share the same values: high performance, innovation, precision, safety and teamwork. Antoine Magnan, CEO of strategic partnerships at Alpine, says: 'At Alpine we always look for collaborations with only the best brands. Together, we aim to develop new technologies and materials that will enhance Formula 1 performances, but that will also be useful and interesting for consumers outside of this laboratory that is Formula 1.'

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ECO eyewear wins Seventeen magazine's sustainable style award

ECO eyewear wins Seventeen magazine's sustainable style award

Making sustainable fashion choices is not as easy as it might sound. Loads of brands boast about being sustainable, but only a few actually are. There is so much more to take into account than recycled packaging or trying to reduce carbon footprint...



So, how do you know that when a brand calls itself sustainable, it actually is? To make life easier, American magazine Seventeen handed out their #sustainablestyleawards of 2021 to fashion and accessories brands that truly try to make the world a better place.



ECO eyewear is the proud winner of the award for best sustainable eyewear brand. Why? Because their frames are made of 95 % recycled metals, bio-based castor oil and recycled ocean plastics. And anyone who has seen Netflix's documentary Seaspiracy  knows just how much plastic garbage is floating around in our oceans right now. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - the world's largest collection of floating plastic garbage - consists of 46% of old fishing nets. That's why ECO eyewear is recycling exactly that into their optical frames and sunglasses. Together with the NGO Waste Free Oceans, they have turned over 30 tons of recycled plastic into eyewear.



Add to that the fact that their packaging is completely made from recycled and biodegradable materials. And last but not least, they plant a tree for every frame that is purchased. So, they are cleaning up oceans and building forests at the same time. If that isn't sustainable, we don't know what is. And of course, no compromises are made in the style or quality department.



Besides an award for best sustainable eyewear brand, awards were handed out by Seventeen for best denim brand, best shoe brand and even the best sustainable brand for face masks. Click here to discover all those brands that really want to make a change for a better world!