141 Eyewear is comparable to TOMS' latest foray, that is, the eye care industry. But they were around before TOMS' launch into eyewear, which was last year. Kyle Yamaguchi and Shu-Chu Wu founded the company in 2009 and now the brand is now available in various states around the U.S. including California, Illinois, Colorado, Georgia, Florida and also in Canada and Germany. They've come a long way.
It seems that the social business has used the one-for-one model as a way to simplify the giving process. "For every 141 Eyewear purchase, we give a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need," the company writes. "No portions of proceeds. No percentages. You buy, we give. 141."
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