In the first part of this Feature, John Pritchard, Founder of Pala Eyewear, tells us about his vision for creating social impact in Africa through his eyewear.

He used to work in Microsoft before, but he visited Africa, where he got to know the people and challenges they face and thus decided to start the business based on charity.

He also tells how he got the motivation to start and uses biodegradable waste to make eyewear.

He tells us that eye care has been a massive challenge in Africa, and people can’t afford costly treatment and glasses.

In Part 1, we talk about: The motivation behind starting Pala Eyewear; Early days challenges faced; Challenges to connect with the customers; People’s rigid mentality towards the product; High competition and low budget; About the ingredients used in making the frames; Making use of discarded water sachet as recycled plastic waste; and much more.

Join Ramon Vela and John as they breakdown the inside story on The Story of a Brand.

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