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DB4K React Flexible Kids' Eyewear Named a Fast Company World Changing Idea!
The winners of Fast Company’s 2024 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced today, highlighting fresh sustainability initiatives, cutting-edge AI developments, ambitious pursuits of social equity, and other creative projects that are helping mold the world.

Europa Eyewear is proud to be named a finalist in the Consumer Products category with its DB4K React Flexible Kid’s Eyewear line. React revolutionizes the kid’s eyewear space with a flexible frame material that is eco-friendly, style and durability that is kid-friendly, and fitting properties that are optician-friendly.

DB4K React is made from strong yet flexible BPA-free and latex-free Pebax® Rnew®, including its fused comfort-crinkle hinge. This material is made from castor beans that absorb atmospheric CO2 while they grow, making DB4K React an eco-friendly, sustainable option parents can feel good about. Unlike other flexible frames, DB4K React frames can be heated by opticians for lens insertion and adjustments, making it easy and reliable to dispense kids’ frames, even with complex prescriptions.

This year’s World Changing Ideas Awards showcase 50 winners, 127 finalists, and 172 honorable mentions—with health, education, energy, and AI among the most popular categories. A panel of Fast Company editors and reporters selected winners from a pool of more than 1,300 entries across climate, social justice, wellness, politics, technology, corporate social responsibility, and more. Several new categories were added this year, including beauty and fashion, health products, health services, materials, and science and technology. The 2024 awards feature entries from across the globe, including the Republic of Korea, Brazil, and Madagascar.

Fast Company’s Spring 2024 issue (on newsstands May 21, 2024) will unveil some of the world’s most creative minds and pioneering organizations that are seeking to disrupt the status quo. The solutions cover everything from renewable energy storage and waste in the fashion industry to a building made entirely from recycled concrete and a fridge that’s solar-powered and designed to run off the grid.

“I was struck this year by the global sweep of the honorees,” says Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “It’s endlessly inspiring to see how the world is coming together to devise inventive solutions to our most challenging problems. We need ideas from everywhere, and this year’s World Changing Ideas Awards are an extraordinary encapsulation of the innovation and creativity that is so abundant around the globe.”
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