The hearts of the four founders not only beat for the functionality of the glasses, but above all for a well thought-out, sustainable and environmentally friendly recycling economy.
My sisters-in-law and I came up with the idea at a family dinner because one of them could not find a pair of visually appealing, European-made, and most importantly, child-friendly sunglasses for her son. So we asked ourselves the question, is it even important for babies and children to wear sunglasses? We did research and had conversations with an ophthalmologist friend of ours, Prof. Dr. Dirisamer, and it became clear to us how important this is!
"Children have larger pupils than adults, so their highly sensitive retinal cells are more exposed to UV light, which can cause severe damage."
Similar to sunburn on the skin, the tissue and cells of the human eye can be severely damaged. In addition, children generally spend more time outdoors and are exposed to UV light for a correspondingly longer period of time. All the more important is sufficient protection by high-quality sunglasses.
Children's sunglasses should offer 100% UV-A and UV-B protection and you should pay attention to the designation UV 400 and the CE mark, so the glasses meet the EU safety requirements and the sensitive eyes of children will be perfectly protected. Additionally, side shields are very important, as UV rays not only enter the eyes from the front, but also from the side.
For us, it was also particularly important that the sunglasses withstand the children's constant movement, are durable and lightweight, so that the children also feel comfortable and enjoy wearing the glasses.
Very important! Since it is our generation's responsibility to make the world a better place, we also had a basic objective when we started SooNice. We didn't want to put new plastic into circulation, but to use resources that were already available.
"We source ECONYL®, regenerated nylon, also from Italy, just a few kilometers from our production partners, from the Aquafil company. It is derived 100% from nylon waste and has the characteristic of being very light as well as adaptable."
Yes, the passion for the product, the attention to detail and that it is a family business.
That's true, it's often really very difficult for the end customer to assess which products are truly produced sustainably. My tip in this regard is to focus on regionality and to read or ask exactly where production takes place and, above all, always pay attention to shorter transportation routes.
I kept seeing mafi floors at friends and acquaintances' houses, and I really liked the style as well as the durability of the parquet. When my husband and I visited the mafi showroom for the first time, we knew right away that it would be a mafi parquet.Despite the very large selection, we immediately agreed, because we liked the color and structure of Vulcano white oiled oak so much.
Our requirement for the floor was that it should be very easy to maintain, cozy, warm but also modern. We did the floor through the whole house, including the bathrooms. Although at first we were skeptical about whether it would be a good idea to install the floor in the bathroom as well. But we have no problems with it. The floor harmonizes very well with our style and also fits in beautifully with the decor.
Our style of living is a mixture of country and modern town house. In our house, the wood flooring runs throughout the house, the warm colors and the wood paneling make it very cozy - but definitely also modern through trendy accents that we have chosen. We had support from Lisa Bonomo, interior designer at LEIMGRUBER INTERIOR, and this was the best decision along with the mafi parquet.
Very well. The floor is very low maintenance and I mop it every two months with the wood floor soap. As a result, it feels to me like the floor is really shiny again and it also smells insanely good afterwards.
The collaboration with mafi, as well as the advice and processing, worked excellently and I can only recommend it to everyone.
Beautiful, modern, stylish and cozy.
I didn't really realize how beautiful our new home was until the floor was finished.