The Panda Story

"Why are all sunglasses the same? We should change that."

For three college friends, those words heralded the beginning of Panda Sunglasses. Launched as a Kickstarter in 2012, Panda started the bamboo sunglasses craze that has been growing ever since.

At its heart, Panda is about Fashion with a Purpose. We promise that every Panda product will be constructed from sustainable materials that are kind to the environment, and we'll never sell something without giving back to the community.

Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want.

- Anna Lappé

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

- Ghandi

In April of 2016, Leigh and Kali took the reins and poured a renewed sense of passion into Panda. Both being outdoor enthusiasts cursed with terrible eyesight the Panda mission hit home, and thus Panda moved its headquarters from Washington DC to the Washington of the Great Pacific Northwest.

Leigh is a passionate advocate for conscious consumerism and loves to hear from people who resonate with the Panda mission. Feel free to share your story to

Kali (being a web developer) is a little less chatty, but you can still reach him at