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Introducing our new glasses chains from Coti Vision

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the dynamic duo behind Coti Vision, Nan and Julie, at the eyewear trade fair, Opti in Munich earlier this month. It was great to have the chance to meet them face to face and find out more about the brand.

Nan and Julie founded Coti Vision (an abbreviation of “Chuckle On The Inside”) out of frustration and the realisation that their reading glasses were never around when they needed them. After many years of working in the eyewear industry, they designed and launched their range of reading glasses and necklace chains. They even received an offer from Deborah Meaden on Dragons' Den for their innovative glasses and accessories.

What really caught my eye was their collaboration with Ilekeco, a Nigerian company. Together, they have created brightly coloured spectacle chains made from recycled paper. Each bead is hand-rolled and hand-painted, so no two are identical. The collaboration on this single model would have used approximately 384 strips of hand-rolled recycled paper.

Honouring skilled artisans who embrace eco-conscious practices in Nigeria, Coti Vision's collaboration has furthermore embraced an opportunity to contribute to a dedicated relief fund established to improve the livelihood of the women involved in the project.

I was so impressed with their sustainability efforts and as a result we have decided to solely stock their collection of acetate chains that are made from recycled materials.

You will want more than one when you see them - they look great with sunglasses (see my pic below) – no more getting my hair caught in the nose pads or stretching the arms when I pop them on my head (and yes, I should know better…)!

Click here to book your next eye examination or to view the collection in person.

Rachael x