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Unlike most eyewear companies, at Medicine Werx we're not just focused on vision; our goal is more along the lines of being a visionary eyewear company with an environmental and social conscience.
KICKSTARTER: YOU HAVE SEEN A WOODEN EYEWEAR COMPANY COME FROM NOTHING AND BECOME ONE OF THE BIGGEST NAMES IN THE MARKET, AND YOU HAVE SEEN A HANDFUL OF WOOD/BAMBOO EYEWEAR COMPANIES BE FORGOTTEN ABOUT, LET US SHOW YOU SOMETHING DIFFERENT. AN EYEWEAR COMPANY WITH A COMMITMENT TO THIS BIG BEAUTIFUL WORLD AND THE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE LEFT WITH IT SOME DAY, MEDICINE WERX -A BRAND THAT HAS DONE IT OUR OWN WAY SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING!
At Medicine Werx, we have been independently creating alternative wooden eyewear for almost 3 years. All of our wood is carefully sourced from certified sustainably managed forests. After cnc routing, every pair is handcrafted to perfection, and we plant 10 trees for every pair of glasses we sell through our partner, Trees for the Future.
We built our brand through grassroots marketing at music events nationwide and social networking. Living off nothing, traveling, with everything invested in this and our heads in sunglassland for nearly 3 years, we have now quickly become one of the fastest growing independent brands inside social networking communities. Our products innovate and manipulate themes from modern and ancient cultures all over the world as a way of paying respect to all people, cultures and ways of life. Medicine Werx truly is a one of a kind company, and we take pride in the fact that we struggled our way from being the most impractical and underestimated wooden eyewear company, to comfortably knowing we are now the most environmentally friendly, socially committed and transparent wooden eyewear company in the world.
As we grow as individuals and educate ourselves on the impact we wish to make in the world, it reflects on the direction we drive our brand. Right now, we are taking the necessary steps to introduce our brand to retail boutique stores involved in high-end, urban and skate fashion all over the world. Something we once cringed to think of, we believe that alternative, rebellious youth from multiple demographics can easily relate to our product; and that by reaching them with our product we also have the opportunity to leave an important impression on their current consumption habits. Your support will immensely help us improve our current presentation, we want all the big name stores to only have one reason to tell us no, because we are DIFFERENT... In that case, it won't be the last time they hear from us!
We are currently readjusting and heavily educating ourselves about how to run our entire business to be more transparent and environmentally friendly through our Pending B Corp status, which shows our commitment to dissolve the boundary between a good company and good marketing. Through honest and responsible business practice, we hope to inspire the young people who support our company to build their own creative businesses, and use them as a force for good!
- Handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood. After being cnc routed, our frames are completely hand finished and handcrafted. Our supply chain only involves the use of sustainably sourced wood, from sustainably managed forests and/or farms.
- Polarized lenses. All Polarized lenses are not created equal. We only use the finest quality UV400; CR39 and REVO coated, polarized lenses.
- Spring Loaded Hinges. Our wooden eyewear collection comes standard with stainless steel spring loaded hinges, maximizing comfort and making them wearable for virtually any size.
- Microfiber Cleansing Pouch. Every pair comes with it's own beautiful, unique microfiber carrying and cleansing pouch.
- 10 trees planted for every pair sold. We donate a portion of your purchase to plant 10 trees for every pair of glasses we sell through our partner, Trees for the Future.
- Includes all the great features of our sunwear. Our brand new optical collection comes with all the same features as our Sunwear, only we innovate new technology to make them easily prescription ready.
- Prescritption Wooden Eyewear- Our Optical collection comes standard with a prop lens that your local eyecare professional can easily use to size and switch out with your prescription. The frame has a tension screw under the bridge, which allows it to split open for the lenses to be easily removed and replaced. Lenses can be fitted and installed by a certified eyecare professional with a step bevel. Lenses need to be inserted from the inside of the frames. We heavily recommend Trivex lenses for flexibility and torque in the wood. Please do not tamper with the lenses or tension screw once your prescription is safely installed.
Because we take pride in being a completely alternative and independent brand, we'd like to stay true to our values and at the same time acquire the funds that we need to move onto a whole new chapter in wooden and environmentally friendly eyewear. We need your help to crank out the 2015 SS Collection and our all new Optical collection that is suited specifically for prescription use. In return for your support, we are offering a handful of brand new frames and styles, completely limited edition items only available on Kickstarter and a good majority of our current existing collection will be up to 45% off!
Help Us Launch a Whole New Chapter!
By supporting our Kickstarter, you will allow us to acquire the funds that we need to expand our collection and continue building our business as a framework to inspire alternative youth and drive real effective change; without having to sacrifice our values as an independent brand that challenges the norms of society. At Medicine Werx, we truthfully ridicule the corporate standard, and part of our vision is to use our business as a means to inspire young people to take positive initiative in our society. Unlike other lifestyle inspired brands, Medicine Werx has a very unique way of connecting rebellious youth with business for change, after all you really do vote with your wallet...
EXPLANATION: Pledge the amount displayed for the reward you are interested in, once we're successful, we will send out a survey to collect the color and wood varieties you are interested in. We will promptly begin working on all of your orders and get them out as soon as every thing is packaged up tidy and ready to go ;-)
Risks and challenges
Medicine Werx is a very alternative brand, in fact, we tried to use a crowdfunding platform and reach out to several different financial outlets for growth way back in the early days of high end wooden glasses. We didn't really have the education to market our brand back then and we gained zero support any where we turned. Well, since 2011 over 250 wooden sunglass brands have came and been forgotten about and the average life span of a wooden eyewear company is really only a few months, Medicine Werx has happily struggled our way to the top of search engines and WE'LL BE AROUND FOR SOME TIME TO COME... The development of Medicine Werx is nearly 3 years old. It was operated as a sole proprietorship for about 2 years and the company was extended to a partnership in Feb of 2013.
We are now a fully operational eyewear company, that has comfortably rooted itself as an emerging brand internationally. Our whole team, all the way to the bottom of our supply chain is ready to start fulfilling your orders. We have a great relationship with all of our manufacturers and we have provided ourselves a generous amount of time to deliver your orders. We have full confidence that we will gain the support we need, and look forward to shipping your orders as soon as we have all the packages put together.
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