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, […]

Board of Directors Of Safilo Approves Financial Results

Sales of the going-forward brands gain momentum with Q2 growing 9% Progress on cost savings contributed to improved operating performance in Q2 Padua, August, 2016 – The Board of Directors of Safilo Group S.p.A. has today reviewed and approved the results of the first half of 2016. The first half of the year was one […]

Henri Blomqvist Appointed CEO Safilo North America

Padua (Italy) – Parsippany (New Jersey, USA), May, 2016 – Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, appoints Henri Blomqvist as new CEO of Safilo North America. He also adds the responsibility for the Group’s Global Sports Commercial Channel, and is a member of the Safilo Group […]