Our story

What we stand for

Yunizon, an alternative pronunciation for the word unison, captures our core values of free expression, inclusivity and belonging. These are the principles we will strive to promote through our brand, our products and our actions. 

We believe everyone should have the freedom to express themselves without inhibitions or judgment. We are inclusive and advocate for tolerance. Creating a sense of belonging is fundamental to human satisfaction.

We see a balanced state of mind as key to promoting these principles and are advocates for mental health initiatives. In line with this, we donate a portion of our proceeds to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are committed to being part of the solution because we are all “Under One Sun”.

OUR PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY

Our values translate into how we think about product. We strive to create high quality, hand-crafted eyewear at affordable prices.

But, the cornerstone of our design philosophy is to develop unique, all-inclusive products through our gender-neutral lines and consideration of fit.

By adding thoughtful details to our eyewear, from the chiseled angles on our colorful frames to the custom inscriptions on our angled temples, Yunizon sunglasses stand apart from other brands.

Our gender-neutral ranges strip away any perceived boundaries or limitations as to what genders should customarily wear.

And, we are one of the few eyewear brands to provide three sizes for our core ranges; narrow, medium and wide, with all our frames incorporating Yunizon’s signature Global Fit. We proudly acknowledge the differences in shapes and sizes and aim to provide a fit for every face.

HOW IT ALL COMES TOGETHER 


DESIGN

Yunizon glasses are designed in our New York studio. We draw inspiration from the city, a global cultural capital and the birthplace of many cultural, musical and artistic movements. New York is a celebration of diversity, the place where millions have come to explore their individuality as well as find a sense of belonging.

FRAMES

Our sunglasses are hand crafted and hand polished using premium cellulose acetate. This color-rich, hypoallergenic material is easily adjustable for a comfortable fit yet durable enough to withstand daily wear. Solid colors are vivid, while complex textures (like tortoises, horns, etc.) are uniquely laminated to create a one-of-a-kind layered depth.

LENSES

We use premium quality CR-39 lenses in all our sunglasses. This lightweight, shatter-resistant lens offers amazing optical clarity while still blocking out harmful ultraviolet rays. This durable lens defies the aging process and holds up against the material fatigue of everyday usage.

WHO WE ARE


KIMBERLY VAN-SCHOYCK

Kim: I am the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Yunizon. Before starting Yunizon, I spent over 15 years in design and production for the eyewear industry. Working internationally for the top eyewear firms, I saw first-hand the fit issues suffered by people of all backgrounds/races and how big corporate ignored these consumer needs. I myself had difficulties finding sunglasses to fit my narrow face and watched my husband have the opposite problem with his wide face. There had to be a better way to give those with unique facial features and a range of head sizes the freedom to shop without restrictions. This inspired me to develop Yunizon Global Fit, which looks to solve these issues without compromising style or quality.


REBECCA LAY

Bec: I am the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yunizon. Originally from Melbourne, I am passionate about travel, attending music festivals and eyewear. I have always had issues finding sunglasses that do not slip off my low bridge nose, which limits me to certain styles. While the original concept of Yunizon was high quality raving sunglasses, that weren't generic, and didn’t slip off my nose, I am proud that Yunizon has evolved into the perfect platform to solve a real issue and to promote values we care about.