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In the summer of 2013 the idea of Unum Sunglasses came to founder Alex Flores as a challenge, to dream big and establish a platform to give back. Given this challenge, Flores began to work hard and believed in the possibility of creating a universal sunglass line with a range of bold colors. He quickly began working to make this vision into a reality and decided to name his sunglass line after a word from his favorite motto "E Pluribus Unum", Out of Many One.

Unum Sunglasses is a company that provides classic sunglasses in a variety of colors to suit any mood or outfit . More than that, Unum is a brand with an identity. The identity emphasizes community, and they will establish and reinforce this by donating a portion of all proceeds to community scholarships.  


Newspaper Article on Unum Sunglasses

Unum Sunglasses made it to the local news paper of the Orange County Register. In this behind the scenes article it talks about our efforts on giving back to the community by contributing a percentage of all sales to educational scholarships. Also it talks about our #finderskeepersdtsa contest we have weekly. For this contest we hide sunglasses at an undisclosed location in Santa Ana and the first to find them keeps them. To participate simply like us on Instagram @unumsunglasses and wait to see a picture every week of a new secret location were the sunglasses will be waiting for you to find them.  

Be sure to be part of this movement and at the same time look great by purchasing a pair of polarized sunglasses. You can read the entire article here  

What does Unum Sunglases mean? 

You already know and love Unum Sunglasses but have you ever wondered how we got our awesome name? Well here’s the story of the meaning behind Unum.

Unum comes from the Latin word that means "one".  We were inspired by the motto ‘E Pluribus Unum’ which is found on the United States currency, and translates to the phrase "out of many one". Not only is this phrase an integral part of life in the US, it also has special meaning to Alex founder of Unum Sunglasses, who is very passionate about government and community.

Having long been fascinated with the motto, it was an easy decision for Alex to incorporate it into the brand when he launched Unum in the summer of 2013. When he accepted the challenge to build a brand of universal sunglasses, Alex also decided to use his company as a platform to give back to the community. He truly believes in the philosophy that we are indeed one nation, one people, one community and was inspired to build a brand that completely embodies the meaning of that phrase.  

The phrase is also represented in the Unum logo, which is a triangular design inspired by the pyramid located at the back of the US one dollar bill. Even more than that, Unum’s brand identity reflects oneness in the way the company operates and emphasizes unity in the community. This is also reflected in the company’s goal to donate a portion of all proceeds to community scholarships.

"E Pluribus Unum" is the embodiment of Unum’s vision to create functional, stylish sunglasses while sharing the company’s success with the people who support it, truly reflecting that Out of Many, we are indeed all One.

Giving Back 

January 10, 2015 (Santa Ana, CA) - Unum Sunglasses is celebrating its first anniversary with the accomplishment of its goal to give back a portion of its sales to the community. 

The company behind the Aviator and Wayfarer sunglasses recently donated $1,500 to the Santa Ana Athletic Foundation that will help support the students on the Santa Ana Wrestling Team. The donation is part of Unum’s goal to foster a new generation of leaders who understand the power of community engagement.

“We had a great first year and that success is due in part to the support of the community. Having benefited personally as an athlete, I know first-hand how the team can empower students in their future. As the company grows, giving back is something Unum will continue to do. We are excited for 2015 and look forward to our continued growth as a company,” says Alex Flores, Unum Founder. 

As part of its mission to give back, Unum will contribute a portion of sales back to their community. The scholarship opportunity recognizes outstanding community leadership in young people and students who dedicate their time to community service efforts to help them reach their goals. 

“The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live. Your gift has been used in the effort to further enhance the lives of at-risk youth in Orange County.” says Santa Ana Wrestling Coach Scott Glabb. 


Get in touch with our founder, Alex and we will quickly get back to you with anything that may make your life easier.