BEHIND THE GLASSES
We partner with factories who think the way we think. Who care about improving their employees’ lives, looking after the environment and making fine products. Their individual stories are well worth sharing, so get your reading glasses on.
Making frames like ours demands knowledge, experience and precision. The highest level of craftsmanship, in fact. But where to find it? Could we avoid the price tag of French or Italian factories without compromising on quality? When in doubt, travel.
This story begins in a little city, not unlike thousands of others in China. But look closer and this one is special. In the space of fifty years, a small village has become a flourishing city dedicated to eyewear. In fact, if you’ve ever bought glasses, chances are they were produced here. We went to meet the very people who set the ball rolling half a century ago.
Gorgeous glasses deserve to live in exceptional cases. What we look for can be summed up in three words: ethical, sustainable and beautiful. Our search took us to a few factories before we found a supplier on the Bloobloom wavelength whose products embody these words.
It all starts with a tiny family-owned factory in the medieval village of Castiglione Olona in Italy. Over 170 years later, the world has profoundly changed but their values remain intact. Same traditions, same family.