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  • News briefs launches sale of audio glasses


    The online retailer has started the commercialization of Revel Tune audio glasses with customizable lens options, including, among others, Transitions lenses, sunglasses, blue light blocking lenses and polarized lenses. The collection starts retailing at $138 a pair. For clients without a prescription, the platform’s Prescription Scanner ...

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    ​Inspecs extends license agreement with O’Neill


    Inspecs has agreed a new “long-term” license agreement with O’Neill , the international surf and snowwear brand. The companies have working together since 2013 and no further details on the length of the renewal were released. As part of O’Neill’s sustainability initiatives, Inspecs has recently created a frame ...

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    Bollé launches augmented reality experience for contactless sales


    This summer, Bollé launched an app that allows users to try out Bollé’s Phantom Glass technology directly on a smartphone, a first on the sports market. Now the company introduced a new augmented reality (AR) filter with the help of its partners QReal and M7 Innovations . ...

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    WhatsApp to add in-app purchases, enterprise message hosting


    Facebook will soon be adding in-app purchases and enterprise message hosting to WhatsApp . Companies will be able to use Facebook Shops – the e-commerce platform that made its debut in May and feeds into all Facebook apps – to sell products through the messaging app. Companies will ...

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    Blenders launches winter collection


    Safilo ’s unit Blenders Eyewear of San Diego, California, has launched its winter collection, called Snow 2021 , with new goggles and the company’s first accessories and helmets. There are 26 goggle models, 13 each in two collections called Aura and Nebula . All have been designed ...

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    Marcolin puts out high-tech Adidas snow goggles


    As the new licensee for Adidas eyewear, the Marcolin Group has announced the availability of two Adidas Terrex Snow Goggle models, each with a different lens and both made in Italy. The E-SUNTM VARIATM lens on the SP0039 has a toric shape and adjusts in ...

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    New CEO and brand positioning for Hoya Vision Care


    Hoya has announced the appointment of Alexandre Montague as the new CEO of Hoya Vision Care, the lens division of the Japanese group. The French eyewear industry veteran started in this position in August, after spending six months at the helm of Hoya Eye Care, the company managing ...

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    Bollé’s new lenses have computer-designed pigments


    Bollé ’s new lens, the Volt + , heightens contrast and color to improve depth perception. Technicians at Bollé’s R D laboratory, called Epic and located in the French city of Lyon, used computers to sort through some 20 million light-wavelength combinations, fine-tuning the lens’s pigments to produce the ...

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    Marchon to use Eastman’s sustainable acetate


    Marchon announced that it will be the first eyewear company to produce frames using Acetate Renew , a sustainable material produced by the American specialty chemical company Eastman . Unlike other sustainable alternatives, Acetate Renew is indistinguishable from classic acetate, according to Marchon. It plans to start producing ...

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    Morel partners with architect Jean Nouvel


    Morel , the French eyewear company, has partnered with the French architect Jean Nouve l, famous for the contemporary creations like the Agbar tower in Barcelona, the Cartier foundation in Paris, the New National Museum of Qatar and others. The capsule collection was first presented at the Silmo Hors les ...

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    Dragon Eyewear adds two goggles to its line


    Dragon Eyewear is releasing two goggles for the forthcoming winter season. The PXV2 is a new version of the PXV , with the addition of a Swiftlock on its lens. Meanwhile, the RVX OTG features a new version of the Swiftlock itself, Swiftlock 2.0 , thanks ...

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    Roka and Machines for Freedom team up for sunglasses


    Machines For Freedom of California and Roka of Texas have released two sunglass models for cycling. The GP-1 Series (retailing at $250) issues from Roka’s Advanced Performance line, and the Oslo ($175) from the company’s Modern Classics line. Both models have bendable titanium core ...

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    Ant Group debuts cross-border trade platform


    Chinese fintech company Ant Group , part of e-commerce giant Alibaba , launched an international trade and financial service platform powered by its blockchain-based technology solution AntChain to facilitate the cross-border sale of products and services by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and to reduce costs for financial institutions serving ...

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    GlassesUSA to sell capsule collection by Champion

    2020-09-25T05:16:00Z will be the near-exclusive online retailer for a new unisex eyewear capsule collection by Champion , the American sportswear brand. Certain sunglass models will be sold through Champion’s website as well. Consisting of 18 eyeglasses and 14 sunglasses – with retail prices starting at $220 and $160 respectively ...

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    Oakley factory to produce face shields


    EssilorLuxottica’s frame unit Luxottica has converted part of Oakley ’s Foothill Ranch factory in Orange County, California, to supply face shields to meet growing demand for protective equipment against the Covid-19 virus. The 550,000 square foot facility produces Oakley eyewear and goggles and the face shields will ...

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    ​EssilorLuxottica, Facebook plan to launch Ray-Ban smart glasses in 2021


    EssilorLuxottica and Facebook plan to launch a pair of Ray-Ban branded smart glasses in 2021. The two companies have entered a multiyear collaboration to develop the next generation of smart glasses. The announcement was made by Mark Zuckerberg , the founder and chief executive of the ...

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    Air_Art offers luxury eyewear cases


    Air_Art , a new French luxury eyewear brand has signed an exclusive partnership for a collection of eyewear cases with Emmanuel Kirsch , a French designer brand of leather accessories. The collection includes cases in precious animal skins like crocodile, iguana or python and retail from €149. Launched last ...

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    Revo partners with Jeep on an eyewear collection


    Revo has introduced a capsule collection that combines its polarized lenses – which draw from lenses developed at NASA to protect satellites from the sun – with design elements from the Jeep automotive brand. The Revo x Jeep Collection comprises four styles: Desert , an acetate navigator ...

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    Marcolin signs on Max Mara


    Unsurprisingly, Marcolin has signed a licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Max Mara sunglasses and eyeglasses. The partnership with the Italian fashion house has a five-year duration starting from Nov. 1, and enlarges Marcolin’s product offer for the womenswear market. It follows last ...

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    De Rigo obtains Philipp Plein license


    De Rigo has reached a worldwide license agreement for the design, manufacture and sale of sun and eyeglass frames with the Swiss-based fashion house Philipp Plein . The licence is effective immediately and the first collection is expected to be launched in the second half of 2021. The ...