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Topping the list of overpriced fashion items we pay way too much for is eyewear. We’re accustomed to spending $300 on a pair of designer shades that took about $2 to craft from ordinary plastic. While most of these aren’t even made in America (gasp!), there are some incredibly inventive companies out there producing quality eyewear in the U.S. of A. I recently got a message from Phillip Mastroianni introducing me to his smart wooden sunglasses line Anni Shades. Made in the Ohio suburbs, these sunglasses and custom prescription glasses are crafted from ethically-sources exotic woods, making no two pair the same. I had the chance to talk with Phil about the conception of Anni Shades, how the company gives back and, most importantly, why wood?
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