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Darwins: Interchangeable, Polarized Sunglasses.

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Darwins are Customizable Polarized Sunglasses with a innovative Snap Fit locking mechanism that allows you to interchange vividly colored Frames and Arms in only seconds.

Our Hinge allows you to easily swap out arms and personalize your sunglasses to match your clothes and daily activities anytime, anywhere. No need for tools or a repair shop. With two quick clicks you can have a whole new pair of sunglasses.

 Hinge: 

  • Locking Mechanism: The Darwins hinge has a Snap-Fit Locking Mechanism that allows arms to easily snap into place. To detach the arms, simply push the exposed hinge on the inside of the arm and the arm smoothly slides off. Then take another arm and slide it on until you hear the “Snap”. To make it even easier, each arm has 2 custom grooves for your thumb to fit in for increased grip. 
  • Universally Interchangeable: Our Snap Fit Lock Mechanism allows all Darwins Frames and Arms to be interchangeable with each other. Each arm fits with each frame and each frame fits with each arm. 

Lenses

  • Polarized: Each lens is polarized, has a mirrored layer, comes in a variety of bright color options, and has the Darwins logo etched directly on the lens to show authenticity. For protection of your eyes, our lenses include Glare Reduction to enhance clarity and are UV400 to provide protection from the sun’s harmful rays. 

Frame & Arms

  • Frames: Each Frame is created from high quality thermoplastic polymers. These high quality elements create a durable and flexible composition so that Darwins can fit faces of different shapes and sizes while ensuring maximum comfort on your nose. Complete with a wide range of vivid color options, Darwins Sunglasses have obtained both CE & FDA Certifications for domestic and international distribution.
  • Arms: Each arm is also composed of the same high quality thermoplastic polymers as the frames, so you can expect the arms to always be of the same high quality. The arms have been designed to remove the traditional, tall, bulky look and make the arm more sleek and fashion-oriented. The decreased bulk ensures that Darwin Sunglasses will always comfortably rest on your ears. 

Logo:

  • Differentiation: Each arm has the raised Darwins logo as a symbol of our special uniqueness. The recognition of this logo allows you to identify High Quality and know who is wearing our Brand and, therefore, with whom you can Trade Frames and Arms to make new combinations.

Customizable & Interchangeable:

  • Match Any Outfit: Darwins sunglasses can be Personalized, Customized, and Accessorized to match any outfit or activity. Going to a sports game? Hitting the beach? Just heading out with your friends? No problem. Interchange your Frames and Arms to show your team’s colors, relax in the sun, or match any clothes you’re wearing.  

Affordable: 

  • Low Cost: At an affordable price, Darwins put the customization and creativity into your hands at a reasonable price, well below expensive retail sunglasses. Darwins are made with High quality materials without the hundred dollar price tag. Additionally, we allow you to purchase Frames and Arms independently so no absolute need to buy an entire pair of sunglasses each time. Mix and match with ease.  

Easy to Transport: 

  • Take On-The-Go: Want to have various color combinations to choose from on-the-go? Don’t want a clutter of sunglasses on your dresser? No problem. Darwins sunglasses, with its individual Frames and Arms, require minimal physical space and are easily transportable. No need to fill your entire bag with multiple, bulky sunglasses. Just pick the Darwins Frames and Arms of your choosing and numerous combinations are available while only using a fraction of the space. Additionally, each order comes with a custom Darwins Pouch for on-the-go carrying.

 Croakie-Ready:

  • Custom-Sized Arms: Tired of the aggravating effort attaching your favorite Croakies to your sunglasses? All Darwins’ Arms have been specifically manufactured to a size that allows Croakies to easily slip on and off.

 Production: 

  • Fast Turnaround: I have completed all the designs, engineering, and testing and have the manufacturers on-call for immediate production. Since I have already completed the designs, Darwins will be put right into mass production as soon as the Campaign is Fully Funded. No lengthy turnaround times for additional R&D.

Rewards:

  • Your Pledge: Beginning at the $50 pledge, you will receive 1 Frame, 2 Pairs of Arms, Croakies, Sunglasses Pouch, Cleaning Cloth, and a custom Darwins Sticker. With each higher level you pledge, you will receive more Frames and Arms. All supporters receive Croakies and the custom Darwins Sticker. Initially, there will be 8 different colored Frames & Arms to choose from. See Below for How to Unlock More Colors.
  • Survey: After the campaign has been fully-funded, each backer will receive a survey for you to select the frames and arm colors YOU want. There are thousands of different combinations that can be made. What combination will you make?
  • Stretch Goals: Here’s the Kicker. There will initially be 8 different colored Frames & Arms to choose from. After each individual Stretch Goal is reached, I will add a new frame, lens, and/or arm colors in addition to the ones that you see here. 
  •  Once each Stretch Goal is reached, there will be a total of 32 different colored Frames, 4 different colored Lenses, and 8 different colored Arms to choose from and customize. The more Stretch Goals reached, the more color options for you to customize your own sunglasses! Therefore, we want As Many Backers As Possible.

So that we can keep reaching these Stretch Goals together and have more color options for you to choose from, Click the “Share” Button underneath the Video to share on Social Media with all your Friends and Family.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge we will face is Spreading the Word and letting everyone know about Darwins so please share this project with all those you know.

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    - 2 Frames
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    - 2 Frames
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    - 2 Frames
    - 6 Sets of Arms
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    - 3 Frames
    - 8 Sets of Arms
    - 1 Darwins Sticker
    - 3 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 3 Croakies

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    - 6 Frames
    - 6 Sets of Arms
    - 1 Darwins Sticker
    - 6 Cleaning Cloths
    - 6 Custom Sunglasses Pouches
    - 6 Croakies

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    - 8 Frames
    - 8 Sets of Arms
    - 8 Darwins Stickers
    - 8 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 16 Frames
    - 16 Sets of Arms
    - 16 Darwins Stickers
    - 16 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 25 Frames
    - 25 Sets of Arms
    - 25 Darwins Stickers
    - 25 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 25 Croakies

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    - 50 Frames
    - 75 Sets of Arms
    - 75 Darwins Stickers
    - 50 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 150 Frames
    - 175 Sets of Arms
    - 175 Darwins Stickers
    - 150 Cleaning Cloths
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    - 150 Croakies

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    - 325 Frames
    - 350 Sets of Arms
    - 350 Darwins Stickers
    - 325 Cleaning Cloths
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