Tag Archives: Upcycled

Springing through the ages

Can you believe that we’re already halfway through spring?! Summer is around the corner and the world is looking a little brighter every day. We want to celebrate the start of May – and the bank holiday weekend! – by telling you about some of our amazing frames, the story they’ve been on and how […]

Blue Monday

Every year, Blue Monday comes around and leaves everyone feeling down in the dumps. This year, it may feel even bluer than usual and – whilst we can’t get rid of COVID or magic away the lockdown – we at Retrospecced want to help you see and feel a little brighter this Blue Monday… Embrace […]

You are all amazing! Thank you.

 Thanks to all of you lovely lot, we have raised enough money to provide the equivalent of 335 eye tests and pairs of glasses for people who need them, through our partner charity Vision Aid Overseas, in the last six months. Which is pretty wonderful! We think it’s a pretty neat relationship. We help Vision Aid […]

World Sight Day 2019!

10th October 2019 Today is World Sight Day! A cause very close to our heart here at Retrospecced. World Sight Day (“WSD”) is an international day of awareness to focus attention on the global issue of eye health. Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most common disability, with over 1.3 billion people affected worldwide. The […]

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 […]

#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 […]

Our Ethical and Eco Friendly 2019 New Year’s Resolutions

2018 has been a steep learning curve for us: we’ve become so much more aware of ways in which we can become more eco friendly and make more ethical decisions in our day-to-day life, so we’re making the resolution to shop more consciously in 2019. Read on for our top three tips for a more […]