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w.r.yuma turns recycled car dashboards, soda bottles and fridges into quality sunglasses.
w.r.yuma turns recycled car dashboards, soda bottles and fridges into quality sunglasses.
265 backers pledged €22,300 to help bring this project to life.

What we’ll do with the money.

Posted by Sebastiaan (Creator)

The last few weeks we have been working very hard to set up the first production run. We’ve invested in new 3D printers and placed the orders for most of the product components like coloured glasses, hinges, recycled plastic etc. 

Tuesday last week we have finally received the Kickstarter funds and finished most of the administrative work. Thanks to all for replying to the survey, for those who still haven’t haven’t done so, please do so or contact us via email. 

We have not yet ordered the custom cardboard shipping boxes because we are trying to work with a more local supplier that uses colourful surplus paper from printing machines. The samples are looking great; we’ll keep you updated.

We have started production last Thursday now that the new 3D printers are completely installed and calibrated. 3D printing is a slow process (it takes about 2 to 3 hours) that requires a lot of precision and patience. Together with 3D printing experts we’ve worked to smooth out the last tricky challenges in the printing process, so we are ready to fire up the process and start producing in larger and larger batches. 

The Inuit man on this large poster in the microfactory is wearing one of world’s first sunglasses. These slick primitive shades were made from bone or walrus ivory and protected from the sun’s reflection in snowy landscapes. If we’ve got some time left in the coming months, then we’ll try making a replica of these, we’ll send you the pics! :)

If you have any questions or remarks, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via We will gladly answer all your emails.

Have a great week and lots of love from not-so-sunny Antwerp.

w.r.yuma team


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