Thanks to HungChains, Hipster Glasses Will Never Be the Same
|Images: Rachel Lauren Bleemer/HungChains|
In the summer of 2009, the Miami-raised designers were inspired by digging through Mom's junk jewelry drawer. They came across a cheesy, old, 1980s sunglass chain. Rachel Bleemer and Alexandra Goodstone thought that this concept could be modernized. The two have been friends since pre-school so working together to create the HungChains brand was an easy partnership.
Bleemer and Goodstone began by using all recycled materials such as old scarves and necklaces to create the chains. Since their business has grown, though, they've had to start using other materials. They still keep their eco-friendly stance by including recycled fabrics and packaging each chain in a recycled, handpainted cigarette box.
HungChains are a serious fashion statement, which is also functional, innovative, and eco-friendly. Each chain is handmade so each one of a kind. It is very important to the designers that each of the chains is not only made with love, but also of the highest quality. When asked about her dreams for the company, Bleemer says, "I want it to keep growing, but keep its roots."
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