WHAT IS THE GIFT OF SIGHT?
With every pair of glasses sold, we restore someone's sight in the developing world.
We donate $15 from every pair of glasses sold to an amazing charity called SEVA. We purchase a Gift of Sight from SEVA, who use the funds to pay for an eye test and prescription glasses for someone in need in a remote part of the world who couldn't afford it themselves.
Sight breaks the cycle of poverty. The World Health Organisation states that restoring sight is one of the most cost effective ways of reducing poverty. For every $1 spent on restoring sight $4 is put back into the economy.
Think about it... if you lived in extreme poverty with poor vision, this would likely affect your chance to learn to read and write at school, it would likely affect your ability to get a job. When sight is restored for people living in poverty, they are more likely to learn like the others in their class and find a job to support themselves and their family.
What we love most about restoring people's sight as a solution to eradicate poverty is that these people can actually empower and lift themselves out of poverty. We're not about just throwing money at a problem, we love sustainable solutions and believe this is one of the best ways we can contribute.
A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
"When I left my corporate job in 2019, I spent 18 months going back and forth with various business ideas but nothing really got me going. Until I read Blake Mycoskie's book Start Something That Matters. I love TOMS 1-for-1 model and he introduced me to this concept of 'conscious capitalism'.
I knew I had to build a brand that lived for similar values. Once I started working on Franc & Iris, I finally found my passion and fire - I realised that it's all about giving generously and growing together.
I created Franc & Iris to give back, that is the core of the brand and always will be. We can achieve so much more together than we can alone and this is what Franc & Iris is. A way to bring our incredible remote worker & digital nomad community together and be a force for change by transforming so many people's lives by restoring their sight. Alone I would not have the same level of impact.
By creating Franc & Iris, together we become a family who can change so many lives in such an easy & simple way by Giving The Gift of Sight. Thank you to all our amazing customers, you really are family. Thank you for supporting us and transforming the lives of the people whose sight is restored as a result of your support."