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Premium Alternative Wooden Eyewear | Handcrafted from real wood | 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
Premium Alternative Wooden Eyewear | Handcrafted from real wood | 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
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Medicine Werx -Alternative Wood Eyewear | Sunwear & Optical

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NEW HOMESTRETCH REWARDS AND UPGRADES AVAILABLE NOW!

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!

Our Story

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 ;-)

MISC. SUPPORT

SUNWEAR-

Frame Meaurement: 52-20-140
Frame Meaurement: 52-20-140
Frame Measurement: 52-20-138
Frame Measurement: 52-20-138
Frame Measurement: 53-14-136
Frame Measurement: 53-14-136
Frame Measurement: 48-21-137
Frame Measurement: 48-21-137
Frame Measurement: 52-20-138
Frame Measurement: 52-20-138

OPTICAL-

Frame Measurement: 51-18-139
Frame Measurement: 51-18-139
Frame Measurement: 51-21-140
Frame Measurement: 51-21-140

COMBINATIONS

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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    STICKERS
    We'll hook you up with a sweet Medicine Werx sticker pack; you could put them on your car or anywhere really, we love seeing them around!

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    HAT/LAPEL PIN
    You get a Medicine Werx, hard-enamel hat/lapel pin, put it on your favorite hat, your purse, collar or even your favortie backpack, everyone loves pins!

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    STICKERS + HAT/LAPEL PIN
    Medicine Werx sticker pack and the Medicine Werx lapel/hat pin all in one package, for your sticking pleasure.

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    SUSTAINABLE GLASS WATER BOTTLE
    For $25 you can show your support and get an awesome glass water bottle. The bamboo cap is laser etched w/ our logo, uses a stainless steel thread and a BPA free seal.

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    SUNGLASS MYSTERY FUN PACK!
    You get a pair of Medicine Werx shades for our lowest price ever, the catch... we pick the pair!
    (retail: $90-$120)

    go to our website www.medicinewerx.com to see our current collection!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!
    YOUR CHOICE: MOKSHA TWO-TONE, TAKE FLIGHT -LACEWOOD OR THE PUZZLE ARTIFACT IN OAK OR LACE

    Choose your favorite piece from our current collection and treat yourself to an extra savings for being on top of the game! These retail for $100-$110. 10 trees planted for every pair sold.

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    NEW! ANARKHOS :
    -Lacewood
    -Ebony w/ Lapis Lens
    -Ebony w/ Dragon's Blood Lens
    Size: 52-20-138
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our brand new frame the Anarkhos in your choice of ebony or lacewood, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $95)

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    NEW! RELIC:
    -Oak w/ Indica Lens
    -Lacewood
    -Ebony w/ Indica Lens
    Size: 50-20-147
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our brand new frame the Relic in your choice of oak, ebony or lacewood, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $95)

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    TAKE FLIGHT:
    -Oak
    -Lacewood w/ Bronze Lens
    -Ebony w/ Indica Lens
    Size: 54-15-137
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our frame Flight in your choice of oak, ebony or lacewood, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $100-120)

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    MOKSHA:
    -Oak
    -Lacewood Two-Tone
    -Ebony w/ Sativa Lens
    Size: 49-21-139
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our brand new frame Moksha in your choice of oak, ebony or lacewood, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $95-$110)

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    NEW! SEQUENCE:
    -Oak w/ Dragon's Blood Lens
    -Walnut w/ Bronze Lens
    Size: 48-21-137
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our brand new frame Sequence in your choice of oak, or walnut, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $100-$120)

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    REALLUSION RELIC
    -Oak
    Size: 50-20-147
    ONLY 25 PAIRS MADE FOR KICKSTARTER

    Pledge $75 and take home a pair of our most popular seller, the Reallusion Relic. 10 trees planted for every pair sold.

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    PUZZLE ARTIFACT
    -Oak
    -Lacewood
    Size: 49-21-139
    Pledge $65 and take home a pair of our retired Artifact frame featuring the Puzzle design in your choice of oak or lacewood, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $100-$110)

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    THE GRAB BAG

    Pledge $80 and pick any pair of $65 REWARD SUNGLASSES, and we'll include 2 stickers, and a Medicine Werx lapel/hat pin in your order!

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    REALLUSION RELIC (LATE BLOOMER)
    -Oak
    Size: 50-20-147
    Ok, ok, last minute, constant emails and messages about this ...only a few more!

    Pledge $75 and take home a pair of our most popular seller, the Reallusion Relic. 10 trees planted for every pair sold.

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    NEW! SOLSTICE RX -LACEWOOD OR WALNUT

    Pledge $100 and take home a pair of our brand new optical frame Solstice, your choice of lacewood or walnut, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $140-$150)

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    NEW! LUNA RX -LACEWOOD OR WALNUT

    Pledge $100 and take home a pair of our brand new optical frame Luna, your choice of lacewood or walnut, 10 trees planted for every pair sold!
    (retail: $140-$150)

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    NEW! SOLSTICE RX x CHRIS DYER'S POSITIVE CREATIONS LIMITED EDITION
    -Oak

    Pledge $100 and take home a pair of our brand new optical frame Solstice, with art from visionary artist Chris Dyer. ONLY AVAILABLE ON KICKSTARTER!

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    2 FOR 1: SUNGLASSES

    Pick any 2 pairs of $65 reward shades that aren't limited edition.
    * OPTICAL FRAMES ARE NOT AN OPTION FOR THIS REWARD!

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    SOLSTICE x FOL LIMITED EDITION
    -Lacewood

    Pledge $110 and take home a pair of our brand new optical frame Solstice, featuring the Reallusion Flower of Life design.

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    1 OPTICAL & 1 SUNWEAR

    Choose any Prescription frame, even limited edition ones and any $65 reward shades!

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    Reallusion FOL TWIN Pack

    Comes with the Reallusion flower of life design on both our Relic Sunwear frame and our Solstice Optical frame for one sweet deal ;-)

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    CHRIS DYER POSITIVE CREATIONS PACK

    Comes with both our OG Positive Creations shades -only 100 were made, raised $1000 to feed the hungry... and the limited edition Optical version that is only available as an incentive on Kickstarter ;-)

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    2 IS BETTER THAN 1: OPTICAL FRAMES

    Choose any variation of our wooden optical frames, Luna and Solstice, you could pick 2 Luna both in walnut, or get one of each both in different kinds of wood ;-)
    *LIMITED EDITION ITEMS NOT INCLUDED

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    5 PAIR PACK

    Pledge $250, you get 1 of each of our new frames, Anarkhos, Relic, Flight, Moksha and Sequence in your choice of wood.

    www.medicinewerx.com

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    INFLUENCE

    Pledge $500, you choose the next pair of sunglasses we release, from a handful of designs laying around, and you get the 1st pair, with the inside laser engraving customized just for you, 7 pairs of any sunglasses from the $65 rewards, a pair of our most popular selling Reallusion Relic, our sticker pack and the hat/lapel pin.

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    JAM PACKED ENTIRE COLLECTION!

    That's right every piece in our sunwear collection, in every color variety and we'll toss the hat pin and sticker pack in as well!

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    COMPLETE CUSTOMIZATION & MACK PACK!
    That's right, you go home with every pair of shades in our collection and you get to choose any 1 frame you want and customize it just for you... Want a sick piece of art you made on the side of the shades, or maybe a pattern you really like... Whatever you want, 1 pair of glasses with our logos, it's yours ;-)

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Funding period

- (30 days)