Quick Take: Europa Eyewear’s DB4K React collection of flexible eyewear for kids has been named a finalist in the Consumer Products category of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards
Specifics: This year’s World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 50 winners, 127 finalists and 172 honorable mentions—with health, education, energy, and AI among the most popular categories. A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners from a pool of more than 1,300 entries across climate, social justice, wellness, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility and more.
DB4K React is made from strong yet flexible BPA-free and latex-free Pebax Rnew, including its fused comfort-crinkle hinge. The material is made from castor beans that absorb atmospheric CO2 while they grow, making DB4K React an eco-friendly, sustainable option. In addition, DB4K React frames can be heated by opticians for lens insertion and adjustments.
Selling Point: Scott Shapiro, CEO of Europa Eyewear, said, “It’s truly an honor to be considered among this incredible list of innovative products and companies. We’re proud of all the unique attributes our DB4K React kid’s eyewear line offers, especially because they let kids in glasses just be kids. We’re thankful that Fast Company’s editorial team sees how impactful this new product can be on young eyecare patients and the world at large.”