Fetch Eyewear was founded in 2004 by Ann Sacks, who came to the realization that it wasn’t necessary to pay a small fortune for a pair of good looking designer frames. After all, their cost weren’t due to the materials used, but rather the huge markups and designer licensing fees.
Ann, then, with the help of manufacturers and quality suppliers, created an independent line of beautifully designed, well made frames at an accessible price.
Fetch’s frames are made of acetate, cellulose acetate to be more exact, which is a plant-based plastic that is hypoallergenic. Different from petroleum products, which are harmful to the environment, cellulose acetate is made from renewable materials, and is also lightweight and strong. It provides the widest range for transparency, rich colours, and finishes.
You might be thinking, how can I possibly choose glasses without trying them on? Based on a lot experience matching frames to faces, Fetch Eyewear have come up some tips designed to help you out.
The first one is to know your face shape. Whether it is round, oval, rectangular, square, and or heart shaped, you can find the best suggestions based on your face’s curves and angles at Fetch’s website.
Next you can browse through the selection of options based on your skin tone (cool or warm), which is not the same as your skin shade (light to dark).
Taking your hair and eye colours into account can also be helpful when considering your next pair of glasses.
Finally, you need to determine the size of your frames, and Fetch eyewear has quite a few suggestions to suit a narrow, medium or wide face. The width of your frames is normally the crucial component in deciding on a pair of glasses that will fit perfectly.
If you live in the United States, you can also make use of their “try at home” service. That means that you can pick your six finalist frames, and try them for seven days, returning them using an enclosed prepaid return shipping label! How fantastic is that! You can take the time to decide which one you prefer, and even ask for your family and friends opinion. You can find out more about how it works here.
If that isn’t enough, Fetch Eyewear has made a commitment to donate all profits to the Pixie Project, supporting animal rescue, and accessible veterinary care and education programs. Talk about an initiative and purpose!
But for us at Buy it To Last, we simply appreciate the fact that Fetch Eyewear covers all their frames with a lifetime warranty that is unmatched in the optical industry!
They repair or replace any damaged Fetch frame, no matter what the cause: whether it has been stepped on, driven on, chewed up… all you need to do is send the frame or pieces of it back to them, and pay the cost per frame for return shipping and handling. (note: this applies to frames only! They are happy to insert unharmed lenses into the new frame).
Who knows, your broken frame might even make it on to their “Broken hall of fame” especially if you include a “little story” about how it became damaged.