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WHO is RSG?

wieder-sehen_640_334We’re a team of concerned citizens of the planet, trying to bring light into the life of preventably blind people of the world. Social Entrepreneurship is not just a good thing, It’s a necessary thing.

JFK was right when he said “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” that matters. In this case, we’re extrapolating a bit, and including the entire planet, as we are all of this planet, and the pain and suffering of our fellow man affects us all.

In this case, the plight of those going blind for lack of resources is what we’re trying to amend.

Understanding the lack of sensorial input was the starting point for this endeavor. The idea came to us, when the founder lost his hearing temporarily. It is nothing short of scary to loose your hearing functions. But in that state, Sebastian, our founder, started thinking of all those that don’t have access to the medical facilities or the resources, to take care of a simple surgery, to prevent the loss of sense for the rest of their lives.

Loosing his hearing, even temporarily, sparked this drive to prevent that from happening to others. Loosing your sight can lead to, especially in the developing countries, being treated as a pariah, being pushed to the fringes of society, which can lead to not being able to provide for yourself or for your family, not having a place to live, not leading a happy live, contributing. All because of lack of resources, and because of a where they are born. This should never be the case!

If a simple cataract surgery in the West, “civilized world” is affordable and sometimes included in your health care plan, getting access to the same cataract surgery is cost prohibitive and sometimes very difficult to get to, distance wise, in the Third World. So, a human being born in a developing country is faced with the immensity of loosing her/his sight because of a very small amount of money, by western standards. How can this be? How can we stand by and let this happen?

Well, WE couldn’t! That’s why Rising Sun Glasses!

We could not let preventable socio-economic factors decide who’s going blind and who’s not. Factors like distance to the nearest qualified hospital or ophthalmologist, and the costs of the surgery, are factors that we can mediate. With every pair of RSG sunglasses sold, we are providing for the medical examinations, the eye surgery, or the treatment of preventable blindness, for one person in the developing world. So the more glasses we sell and the more people we reach with our message, the more people we get to save. Actually, you, the buyer of our glasses, gets to save the sight of those people, you get to be the HERO

header_beira_02_640_218And now going back to JFK’s speech, it is about what you can do for your country, in this case your world. If buying a pair of sunglasses can help another person keep their sight, keep their integrity as a human being, it is our / your duty to help.

If, in the process, you get a pair of stylish and good for you, and your karma, glasses, that’s even better. In the development of our glasses, we took the highest care in doing it with the environment in mind, by using renewable and recyclable resources, and in sourcing the production to a local manufacturer, therefore reducing the environmental impact of transport. We’re trying to help, and we’re trying to help those in need, and the planet.

We thought of the quality of the lenses too, and we decided that we will do our best in preventing blindness at home too, by incorporating high quality 100% UV protection, even in our HERO model (clear lens), therefore protecting your eye and your vision.

In short, this is who we are: concerned citizens of the world, trying to prevent blindness, and bring beauty to this world at the same time.

About who YOU are? You are a person that is trying to do her/his part in reducing suffering in this world, trying to make this world a better place, and looking good while doing it.

We cannot wait to meet you and hear your stories, and see you looking dashing in your new pair of Rising Sun Glasses, and helping those in need see the light again, because of your involvement.

Hit us up at rsg email.

Cheers and thanks!

Happy Faces Everywhere XV

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Giuseppe from Switzerland with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Giuseppe has helped a blind child in need see the sunlight again. Would you do your part? A blind person in need needs your help now. And with this feeling of helping others and making this world a better place, you also get your own pair of stylish, eco friendly, sustainable sunglasses. Oh YEAH!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

Rising Sun Glasses Giuseppe

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You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Karim from Dubai in front of the Burj al arab with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Karim has helped a blind child in need see the sunlight again. Would you do your part? A blind person in need needs your help now. And with this feeling of helping others and making this world a better place, you also get your own pair of stylish, eco friendly, sustainable sunglasses. Oh YEAH!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

Together with www.myself.de we are raffling three pairs Rising Sun Glasses mod.001.
Follow this link to win!

 

Here’s your chance to get your own pair of RSG sunglasses, and your opportunity to do something for the less fortunate, for the visually impaired. Each pair of RSG sunglasses provides help for the blind people in need. So, get your pair, and give a blind person in need their sunlight. Thanks!

TAKE SUMMER WITH YOU

We had some serious fun shooting this RISING SUN GLASSES™ winter campaign for 2012/13.

Our sunglasses are bringing lots of joy this holiday to all our customers, as well as to all the blind people in need our customers have helped this past year. With every pair of RSG sold, a blind person in need will be provided the medical treatment needed.

We are so proud of our customers and so grateful that we are able to facilitate getting help to the people that need it most. Thank you all and have a great 2013.

Photos by Lucas Triebl / LOA STUDIO for RISING SUN GLASSES™
Models: Melanie Gerlich & Patrick Langwallner

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You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Karin from Switzerland sailing with RSG… LOOKING GOOD!

 

Karin was thrilled to get her RSG sunglasses. We were thrilled that, with her purchase, a blind person in need was able to afford sight saving surgery. Thank you Karin!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to [email protected] and visit us on  www.risingsunglasses.com for more!

Rising Sun Glasses is featured in the October issue of SWISS Magazin. Yippee!

Our RSG sunglasses help blind people in need get medical attention in order to cure  preventable blindness.

Helpful style: sunglasses

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Sebastian Triebl weiss nach einem partiellen Hörverlust, was es heisst, einem Sinn zu verlieren. Der Künstler und Unternehmer gründete Rising Sun Glasses. Die Idee: Der Kauf von einer von Hand aus nachwachsenden Materialien gefertigten Sonnenbrille ermöglicht dem gemeinnützigen Verein Licht für die Welt, einem Menschen in der Dritten Welt das Augenlicht zu retten.

RSG on the shores of Ireland

Alex on the shores of Ireland with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

A big THANK YOU to Alex from Ireland for saving a child’s sight from preventable blindness. His pair of RSG sunglasses will provide for the medical treatment necessary to diagnose low vision in a child in need.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see them!

RSG Model .001 in a Café

And here we go again… RSG LOOKING GREAT IN A CAFE!

This pair of RSG eco friendly sunglasses has helped a visually impaired child see the sunlight again. We cannot be  any prouder of all our customers, for their dedication to making the life of a blind person in need a little bit better.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see you wearing them!

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You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Hans Peter from Germany with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

 

Hans Peter’s sustainable pair of sunglasses is providing the eye care services to a blind person in need. We are so very proud of all our customers!

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see you in them!

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You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Vevi from Switzerland with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Vevi purchased our sustainable sunglasses, and in doing so, he is being socially responsible and helping a visually impaired person in need get their sight saving surgery.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We cant wait to see them!

Happy Faces Everywhere IX

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Fredi from Switzerland with RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Fredi’s pair of RSG sunglasses is helping a visually impaired child receive the cataract surgery that she needed. We are very proud of our customers making this world a better place, one pair of sunglasses at a time.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see them!

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Peter from Switzerland wearing RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Makes you feel better when you can help a person in need. This time, Peter from Switzerland is helping a blind person in need receive the cataract surgery that they needed.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see you in them!

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Alex from Germany wearing RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Alex is helping a person with disabilities in need receive the eye care necessary to treat their preventable blindness.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see you in them!

You wearing Rising Sun Glasses™.
Carmen from Munich wearing RSG mod.001… LOOKING GOOD!

Carmen from Munich decided to look very stylish while heling a blind person get to a medical facility where they can receive the cataract surgery they needed.

Send us pictures of you wearing your original pair of Rising Sun Glasses™ to proudlywearing[at]risingsunglasses.com. We can’t wait to see them!