Retrospecced

The social enterprise with its eyes on charity aid work.

“It would be a crime for these fabulous frames not to have another lease of life,” says Lucy Crane, as she models a stylish pair of 1950s cateye spectacles.

This is just one set of vintage glasses that have been saved from potentially ending up in landfill by the 28-year-old and her mum Tracey.

Together they set up social enterprise Retrospecced that refurbishes and upcycles designer, vintage and antique frames, working with charity Vision Aid Overseas.

It all started when Lucy had her new pair of designer spectacles and asked her optometrist, who also happens to be her mum, what she should do with her old Prada frames.

I was having an eye test and my prescription had changed slightly. I had a beautiful pair of Prada frames that to be honest I was bored of but I couldn’t justify getting a new pair and not using them again, especially as I had hardly worn them and they looked like new.

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