Tag Archives: Upcycle

How to Match Your Frames with Your Outfit

If there’s one accessory that can tie the whole look together, it’s definitely glasses. They frame your face, enhance its shape and highlight your features, so it’s only natural you’d want them to work in your favor. While some women look past the form and only pick their shades based on their sole function as […]

The Power Within Your Wardrobe

The following blog post is by the glorious Emmeline Bramble, a visual and verbal apothecary, who kindly wrote about Retrospecced after she got in touch with us this summer about a collaboration. We sent her a pair of upcycled frames, and we’re thrilled with her beautifully-written piece; it’s balm for your eyes. Have a read […]

Sustainability tips for Festivals

The August Bank Holiday weekend is upon us, and whilst the weather may have us thinking it’s the end of September, it is believe it or not, the height of summer. There’s still time to dance in your wellies yet! Sustainability is becoming more of a concern and priority for us all as we learn […]

Spring Colours

Spring has Sprung finally – is it just us, or does it feel like this winter has been exceptionally long? For that springtime refresh we’re going to inject some colour through your ultimate accessory. When it comes to this time of year we often look to colour to liven up our outfit and to reflect […]

Your Perfect Pair

So you’ve stumbled upon a great ethical and sustainable brand that upcycles, refurbishes and sells pre-worn glasses for a fabulous price (that’s us btw). Only problem is…which ones do you chose? Fear not, we are here to help. One of the biggest factors in finding your perfect pair of specs is your face shape. Different […]

We’re finalists in the #BeTheChangeAwards2019!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re finalists in this year’s Be The Change Awards! The Be The Change Awards are an up and coming new initiative for the social impact sector, recognising ethical & sustainable brands with a powerful impact story to tell. To enter, we had to submit a short video where we talk […]

#EthicalHour Guest Post: Why Do We Buy What We Buy?

Why do we buy what we buy? Does it matter? Do we buy brand new stuff because it’s shiny and lovely and exciting? Yes, sometimes. Do we buy second hand stuff because it’s good value? Because we like ‘vintage’ things? Or because we’re trying to reduce our impact on the planet and not buy new […]

Ski in Style

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you don’t need to wear sunglasses. The sun’s rays are still as damaging as they are in the summer (on the odd occasion when they manage to make it through the clouds..!). We promised a little more information about why it is extra important to wear sunglasses if […]

Launch of New Website!

Today we’re very excited to announce that we are launching our new website…we have lift off!   Retrospecced is nearing its 2nd Birthday and we thought it was time for a refresh. Over the last year we’ve received so much support and found many new friends who are also trying to promote sustainable fashion and […]

50s Fashion Frames

Here at Retrospecced we love a pair of ‘retro’ specs, and we know our customers do too. So we have got a list together of our favourite 50s styles. Read on to see your favourite frames on some pretty famous faces and the chance to get your own authentic vintage pair!   Cateyes   This […]