“Making the world a better place - one pair of sunglasses at a time.”


How we understand sustainability

Our mission is to provide responsibly manufactured eco-luxury sunglasses. Our  sunglasses are handcrafted from high quality materials at our own workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

However, Shadeshares sunglasses are much more than stylish, wooden sunglasses - we train and employ young adults from the slums of Kariobangi and Korogocho. 

Shadehares is a zero-carbon footprint company. For every purchased pair of sunglasses, we plant a tree on our land in Kenya.


How it all started 

 Shadeshares originates from a long-time vision by a Finnish technology entrepreneur Jan-Erik Westergård. Things started to move when Jan-Erik found a group of like-minded people who believed in his vision and wanted to do business a little differently. The idea concretised to Kenya, where Shadeshares began to manufacture wooden sunglasses at their own workshop together with the young adults from Kariobangi and Korogocho slums and plant trees in Oyugis, Kenya.


 Our team

Our team in Kenya is led by our production manager Henry Ojwan.
The Kenyan team is supported by our team members in Finland with R & D and Sales and Design.