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BY BUYING SHADESHARES SUNGLASSES YOU HELP EDUCATE AND EMPLOY YOUNG PEOPLE IN KENYA AND SUPPORT IMPORTANT FINNISH CHARITY WORK.


WHAT WE DO

Responsible Manufacture and Design

Shadeshares are quality sunglasses made of wood with polarized UV protection lenses. All of our sunglasses, down to every single detail, are made in SOS Children’s Village in Nairobi, Kenya. Our workshop is currently training and employing 12 youngsters who spent their childhood in the Kariobang slum. They are taught and tutored by Henry, who is in charge of our production in Kenya.  

Participating in World Vision’s youth programme in Kenya, these young people get valuable working-life skills and professional training. Shadeshares pays them salary.


Shadeshares sunglasses are made from environmentally sustainable materials, and the manufacturing chain is open and transparent. We know who works at our workshop and when and how these people do their work. We make sure that they have proper working conditions.

The head designer of Shadeshares sunglasses is Laura, who works in Finland. She is assisted by our Kenyan designer Ernest.


OUR STORY

Shadeshares is the long-time dream of Finnish technology entrepreneur Jan-Erik Westergård and his Kenyan wife Veronica. During their numerous visits in Kenya, Jan-Erik and Veronica have met local slum youth, as well as people from organisations helping them. They wanted to start something purposeful to help the young people living in Kenyan slums improve their lives through education and work. In 2017, a group of Finnish entrepreneurs joined Jan-Erik and Veronica and Shadeshares was established. The first Shadeshares product is quality sunglasses made of wood.

Our Finnish-Kenyan team puts its heart and soul, as well as solid professional expertise, to the design, product development, marketing, sales and communications related to these products.

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1 day ago

Thank you mukavaIT Oy for the phones and tablets. Greatly appreciated by our entire team😎❤ #shadeshares #mukavait #together

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2 days ago

Huge thanks to Dimex Oy for donating overalls to our workers. Watch their celebration dance in this video. And check out Jan-Erik Westergård's awesome dance moves😎❤ #shadeshares #dimex #together

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3 days ago

Your donated clothes and toys have found new homes. The entire Shadeshares team thanks you from the bottom of our hearts❤😎 #shadeshares #ourteam #together

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1 week ago

Our Moomin theme week continues. Moomin glasses at Brand Licensing Europe expo in London at the moment. #shadeshares #moomin #BLE #together

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1 week ago

Meet our employee Yvonne! Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #youthempowerment #Worldvision #wooden #sunglasses #Kariobangi #BuruBuru #sosvillage

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2 weeks ago

Kiitos, CT Tampere, että lähditte mukaan. Petri, Antti ja aurinkolasikauppias tässä uunituoreiden CT Tampere-lasien kera. #shadeshares #cttampere #hopetampere #together

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2 weeks ago

"Kun tehdään liiketoimintaa vahvalla arvopohjalla, siihen on helppo samaistua ja sitoutua mukaan - mahdollistaa yhdessä hyvää.” Shadeshares ja Business Japan panostavat yhteistyöhön yli rajojen ja lähtevät avaamaan ovia nousevan auringon maahan. Here we come Japan! #shadeshares #BusinessJ

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2 weeks ago

Our four new trainees have just started at Shadeshares workshop. They are guided by our Kenyan production site manager Henry as well as by our wonderful workers. Welcome to Shadeshares team, Elizabeth, Mercyline, Purity, Brian! #welcome #newtrainees #shadeshares #worldvision

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2 weeks ago

First Stop mukana tekemässä hyvää. Kiitos, että lähditte messiin. #shadeshares #firststop #bridgestone #fightback #together

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2 weeks ago

Meet our employee Jennifer! Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #youthempowerment #Worldvision #wooden #sunglasses #Kariobangi #BuruBuru #sosvillage

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3 weeks ago

Kiitos, Tammer-Tukku, että lähditte mukaan. Zachillä hienot Mustang-lasit ensimmäistä kertaa päässä. Rocking them❤️😎 #shadeshares #tammertukku #mustang #together

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4 weeks ago

Meet our employee Eunice! Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #youthempowerment #Worldvision #wooden #sunglasses #Kariobangi #BuruBuru #sosvillage

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1 month ago

Shadeshares mukana tukemassa Ilves Hockeytä tällä kaudella! Toivotamme menestystä kaudelle ja toivottavasti myös playoffeihin. Kuvissa Shadesharesin hallituksenpuheenjohtaja Jan-Erik Westergård. #ilves #keltainen #vihreä #shadeshares #hakametsä #jäähalli #ilveshockey

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1 month ago

Shadeshares on Kenya Television Network. #shadeshares #kenyatelevisionnetwork #worldvision #together

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1 month ago

Your donated clothes have have found new homes. Thank you❤😎 #shadeshares #ourteam #thankful #together

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1 month ago

Meet our employee Jennifer! Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #youthempowerment #Worldvision #wooden #sunglasses #Kariobangi #BuruBuru #sosvillage

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1 month ago

'GLi Yhtiöt; aivan huippua, että saimme teillekin päiheät Shadeshares-lasit kustomoida. Videolla toimari Kristian Lellan mietteitä uunituoreista laseista.' #shadeshares #gliyhtiot #together

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1 month ago

Videolla Patrik Laine kertoo, mikä Shadeshares hankkeessa puhutteli ja miksi hän valitsi Hope Tampereen hyväntekeväisyyskohteekseen. Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #hopetampere #together #laine #29

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1 month ago

Jonkun on aina oltava ensimmäinen. Rokmind. Kiitos teille, että ensimmäisenä yrityksenä lähditte mukaan. Arvostamme suuresti, Melina ja Jarkko. #shadeshares #rokmind #together

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1 month ago

Meet our employee Stephen! Let’s share shades! #shadeshares #youthempowerment #Worldvision #wooden #sunglasses #Kariobangi #BuruBuru #sosvillage

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WORLD VISION AND FINNISH CHARITABLE CAUSES

As the name suggests, Shadeshares is about sharing the good: 30% of the sunglasses’ sales price is donated to charity in Kenya and Finland.

Our international cooperation partner is World Vision.  20% of every pair of Shadeshares sunglasses sold is directly spent on supporting the professional education and employment of young people living in the Kariobang slum.

In addition, 10% of the sunglasses’ sales price is donated to a Finnish charity. At the moment, the supported Finnish charities include FightBack ry, the Mannerheim League of Child Welfare’s Helpline for children and youth, HOPE ry, Icehearts , the Children and Youth Foundation’s initiative GLOW, and the Tampere Conservatoire’s scholarship programme.

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