History of Handy Eyewear: Handwashing For World Health Day


In Honor of World Health Day, April 7th , we want to stress the importance of Washing Hands with Soap. As an FYI, World Handwashing Day is celebrated in October 15 of every year. The use of hands in eyewear seems to go back to the 1950’s up until 2011, where Jeremy Scott made his handy eyewear.

Vintage50sEyewear on Etsy; http://www.etsy.com/shop/Vintage50sEyewear


sterling silver cat eye eyeglasses or sunglasses frames.

5 Fundamental facts about hand washing with soap. These are: (Source)

  • Washing hands only with water is not enough!
  • Hand washing with soap can prevent children from diseases who are dieing in millions every year;
  • The important time for hand washing with soap for children are and after usage of the toilet and before having food.
  • Hand washing with soap is the single and most productive health intervention;
  • Social marketing advances that center on the potential handwasher and his or her exact motivations are more effective than usual disease-focused approaches.

In 1968: Penelope Tree photographed by Richard Avedon in a hand mask by Ungaro

Penelope Tree By Richard Avedon, Hand Mask by Ungaro

Approximately 1980 or 1990 Silhouette released a hand frame, in the Cartoon Series, (cannot find images)

Kielstand Cord had A Sterling Silver Version, thank you Louis Fullgar of Bevel Specs

Kieselsten Cord Sold on Ebay

Some fun Handy Eyewear : apologies, no image credit

Jeremy Scott Released these Hand Glasses in 2011

Handwashing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways  to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible
for the deaths of over 3.5m children under the age of 5 every year. In developed countries, handwashing helps to prevent the spread of viral infections, such as norovirus, rotavirus and influenza.

Optylux Flair Custom Eyewear With Hands

Although people around the world wash their hands with water, many do not wash  their hands with soap at critical moments, including after going to the toilet and before handling or eating food. The challenge is to transform handwashing with soap from an abstract good idea into an automatic behaviour carried out in homes, schools, workplaces and communities.

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