Tag Archives: Upcycle

#EthicalHour Guest Post: Why Do We Buy What We Buy?

Why do we buy what we buy? Does it matter? Do we buy brand new stuff because it’s shiny and lovely and exciting? Yes, sometimes. Do we buy second hand stuff because it’s good value? Because we like ‘vintage’ things? Or because we’re trying to reduce our impact on the planet and not buy new […]

Ski in Style

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that you don’t need to wear sunglasses. The sun’s rays are still as damaging as they are in the summer (on the odd occasion when they manage to make it through the clouds..!). We promised a little more information about why it is extra important to wear sunglasses if […]

Launch of New Website!

Today we’re very excited to announce that we are launching our new website…we have lift off!   Retrospecced is nearing its 2nd Birthday and we thought it was time for a refresh. Over the last year we’ve received so much support and found many new friends who are also trying to promote sustainable fashion and […]

50s Fashion Frames

Here at Retrospecced we love a pair of ‘retro’ specs, and we know our customers do too. So we have got a list together of our favourite 50s styles. Read on to see your favourite frames on some pretty famous faces and the chance to get your own authentic vintage pair!   Cateyes   This […]

Cosy Christmas!

Christmas can mean different things to different people, the gift of giving, faith and religion, family, good food. For us here at Retrospecced…we love a Christmas jumper – second only to a classic spectacle frame of course! (Shop our awesome range here).   So to celebrate this we have gathered our favourite styles of Christmas […]

The 2018 ethical Christmas gift guide

We have gathered the ultimate Christmas Gift guide that’s as kind to the environment as it is to your wallet. Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but we have found some great gifts that don’t break the bank and can even make you feel a little warm and fuzzy inside. All of our […]

Black Friday – earlybird ethical deals!

We would like to interrupt your regular scheduled internet surfing to let you know that we are offering some generous discounts at www.retrospecced.co.uk! To celebrate Black Friday we are giving all our customers 15% off the price of all our amazing upcycled glasses for the entire week! We’ve recently added loads of new frames to […]

Wonderfully Green: An ode to my sustainable sunnies

The following blog post has been re-posted from a post by the lovely Kara at Wonderfully Green, which she wrote about Retrospecced after she bought a pair of upcycled sunglasses from us. Getting tagged in it and reading about her experience of Retrospecced brought a huge smile to my face last week! Have a read, […]

Style with Substance!

Summer is finally here! Woohoo! Are you enjoying this heat wave as much as we are? I’m sure the rest of you are joining us in slapping on that sunscreen, catching those warm rays whilst they last (this is England, who knows when the rain could arrive) and of course having as many barbecues as […]

Join the Retrospecced Revolution!

This week is Fashion Revolution week, and it marks the anniversary of the terrible events that took place in the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, when the building collapsed killing over a thousand workers. The building was one of five garment factories in that area manufacturing clothing and accessories for the western market. Unfortunately, on […]