Safilo And Christian Dior Renew Eyewear Licensing Agreement

Padua/Paris, December, 2016 – SAFILO Group, the fully-integrated eyewear creator, manufacturer and distributor of quality and trust, and Christian Dior Couture, the iconic couture house, announce the renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the Dior and Dior Homme collections of sunglasses and optical frames. The renewal period extends […]

WooDone Grows With New Wood Eyewear Factory

The original idea of WooDone – set up in 2011 by two entrepreneurs from Alto Adige, Thomas Oberegger and Klaus Tavella, who were inspired by the breathtaking views of the Dolomites – strengthens its position in the eyewear industry and confirms the uniqueness of the brand and its products by inaugurating the new Wood Production […]

Sightbox Raises $1.8 Million For Contact Lens Biz

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov., 2016 — Vision care startup Sightbox has raised $1.8 million to fund a new service for people who wear contact lenses. The service combines popular aspects of vision insurance, online retail, and customer service for consumers while also generating new business for the more than 50,000 local optometry businesses across the US. […]

Safilo Inks Licensing Agreement With Rag and Bone

Padua/New York, October, 2016 – – Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and distributor of quality and trust, announces a new license agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the rag & bone collections of sunglasses and optical frames. The agreement will run for five years starting from January 2018 […]

Safilo x Max Mara Renew Eyewear Licensing

Padua/Reggio Emilia, September, 2016 – Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator, manufacturer and distributor of quality and trust, and Max Mara brand announce the early renewal of their licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of the collections of optical frames and sunglasses. The new agreement will now run until December […]

Eyeking Opens Design Studio In California

Melville, New York — Eyeking, the worldwide leader in performance eyewear, is pleased to announce the opening and staffing of a design and development studio in Irvine, California. This elite team will focus on the ideation and creation of Under Armour Eyewear and Hobie Polarized collections. Scott Betty, Senior VP of Design for Eyeking stated, […]

270 Natural Materials Eyewear Companies

The use of Natural materials in the eyewear industry is growing. The strongest trend is wood and bamboo. We have also included skateboards, as most are made from wood. Wood sunglasses can be made from plywood, wood veneer, reclaimed wood, composite, FSC certified wood, driftwood, baseball bats, wood flooring, skate decks and  whiskey barrels. The […]