GENUSEE - Eyewear made in Flint from recycled water bottles

Created by GENUSEE

Sustainable eyewear made from recycled plastic water bottles in Flint, Michigan. Be the change you want to see.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Your Glasses Are On The Way!
14 days ago – Tue, Dec 04, 2018 at 09:03:55 PM

Hey Changemaker!

GOOD NEWS: We have began shipping the bulk of our orders this week. Starting with our Super-Early Bird Backers. 

SAD NEWS: We will not be shipping in the multi-use case. The case is taking significantly longer than anticipated and we cannot promise a concrete delivery date on it at this point. 

We promised you delivery of your glasses by December, so we are committed to delivering on that deadline and want you to have your glasses to enjoy before Christmas. 

When we have more concrete details on the completion of the multi-use cases, we will keep you updated - and if you want one we will make sure you receive one. 

We are so excited to see you in your glasses and know you are going to love them! Please tag us in photos on social media using #WeAreGenusee so we can share them with our community. 

IG: @genusee_official

Keep an eye out in your inboxes for updates and tracking information and always please reach out with any questions. 

Team Genusee

Ready or not, here they come!
about 2 months ago – Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 01:01:31 AM

Hey Change Makers!  

A few exciting updates: We have hired and trained our first two Flint based employees. We worked with the MADE Institute and are committed to hiring and empowering returning citizens in the Flint community. 

We are moving ahead of schedule for fulfillment - we have the majority of all of our non-rx sunglasses ready to ship. 

The timeline on our multi-use case being completed has been pushed back due to engineering of the tooling. We don't anticipate to have the cases ready until around Thanksgiving. (which is still ahead of schedule of our promised ship date by the end of December) 

Because we do have a significant amount of our orders ready to go we wanted to give YOU the option of waiting for your glasses to be shipped with the multi-use case OR if you would like them NOW they will be shipped in their "Be The Change Polishing Bag" - Please send us a response via email if you would like your glasses shipped now without the multi-use case. 

Hope you are having the BEST WEEK EVER. 


Team Genusee

Ready or not, here they come!
about 2 months ago – Thu, Nov 01, 2018 at 11:26:18 PM

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Genusee Makes First Flint Hire & Featured in ELLE Magazine
2 months ago – Fri, Oct 05, 2018 at 03:10:27 PM

Hey Change Makers - 

Long time no talk.

We have been in the trenches perfecting the details of the Roeper Frame to be production ready. It is & we are off and running.

We have made our first hire who starts next week and they will be trained on post processing and assembly of your frames at our lab in Flint.

Good news: We are on track to be delivering your product on time.

We can't wait to see you in your Genusee frames.


Team Genusee

PS - Did you see us in the September issue of ELLE Magazine? Genusee was named one of the "11 Brand's Taking on Fashions Green Challenge" You can check out the article here:

Backerkit Surveys are due TOMORROW
4 months ago – Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 05:28:25 PM

Hey Change Makers!

We need your Backerkit surveys completed by tomorrow. 

The purpose of the Backerkit survey: this is where you select your frame color, lens types, submit your shipping information. We need these so we have SKU counts for production because we are getting ready to injection mold our parts. 

If you are ordering prescription glasses and don't have your prescription yet you still need to fill out the Backerkit survey before Friday and you can submit your prescription to us at a later date. 

You can submit your prescription via THIS SECURE FORM or email it to us at

If you need help completing your Backerkit survey, have not received it, or have any questions please email or message us directly. 

Thank you all so so much for your early support & we look forward to seeing you in your Genusee glasses soon :)