Mido Presents Sustainability Awards at the 2024 Show

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:30 AM MILAN—Mido presented three major awards at its 2024 edition: the BeStore Award, the Stand Up For Green Award and the CSE – Certified Sustainable Eyewear Award. All three, which were presented at the OTTICLUB with Mido president Giovanni Vitaloni and radio host Petra Loreggian, awarded sustainable practices. First was the BeStore Award for Design which went to Anaïs Murith’s LENETA - Concept Store Optique, a Swiss optical center, for its combination of beauty, retro appeal, contemporary aesthetics and responsible selling.

Science Based Targets Initiative Expands Its Reach to Help Companies Develop Their Green Programs

By Staff
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:25 AM The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets. The organization helps to show businesses how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

BMW Eyewear Presents Bio-Acetate Styles

By Staff
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:20 AM What’s New: BMW Eyewear, from Marcolin, is presenting its 2024 collection which include bio-acetate styles BW5080-H and BW0056-H.

Versace Eyewear Launches Newest Men’s Collection Featuring Sustainable Styles and a Campaign Starring Dwyane Wade

By Staff
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:15 AM What’s New: Versace Eyewear, from EssilorLuxottica, and NBA champion Dwyane Wade continue their relationship with Wade as the face of Versace eyewear, wearing sunglasses and optical styles from the latest men’s collection.

Safilo’s Sustainability Efforts Have Been Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024 8:10 AM PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group (SFLG.MI) announced earlier this month that its near-term science-based targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a partnership between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and We Mean Business Coalition, which promotes ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

ANFAO Launches First International Sustainability Certification Program, Introducing CSE 'Certified Sustainable Eyewear'

By Staff
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:24 AM MILAN, Italy—Marking a new step in the eyewear industry's adoption of sustainability practices, CSE or "Certified Sustainable Eyewear," the first product sustainability certification program for the eyewear industry, was presented during Mido, the international eyewear show which just concluded here yesterday. Created, registered and promoted by ANFAO, the Italian Association of Optical Goods Manufacturers, in collaboration with Certottica, this certificate is developed to become the new product sustainability standard for the eyewear industry, certifying glasses and their components show organizers said.

Visottica Group Launches Its 3-Year Sustainability Plan

By Staff
Thursday, February 1, 2024 3:07 PM Veneto-based company and producer of eyewear components, Visottica Group has launched its first three-year Sustainability Plan, which identifies strategic areas, objectives and actions designed to enhance the Group’s commitment to developing a responsible business from an economic, social and environmental point of view along the entire value chain.

Mido Prepares for Show With Sustainable Focus

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:30 AM MILAN—The 2024 edition of Mido kicks off this week, as thousands of members of the optical community make their way to Milan for the annual trade show. As always, the show, which is expected to host about 1,200 exhibitors from around the world, will focus on design, eyewear, eyecare and technology—as well as a renewed and growing focus on sustainability within the industry. On Sunday, February 4, the second day of the show, Mido will launch the 2024 edition of the CSE – Certified Sustainable Eyewear program, which was set up as part of a collaboration between ANFAO and Certottica and honors sustainability in the global eyewear industry.

A Special Sustainability Resource for Business Is the Environmental Protection Agency Website

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:25 AM NEW YORK—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a range of resources and updates about the complex arena of sustainable packaging, what types of materials and what types of statements can be made about these to consumers. The EPA points out, "Understanding the production and disposal of these materials is crucial in making economic and environmentally conscious decisions. Encouraging the shift in packaging construction toward more lightweight or efficient materials helps companies save money while decreasing the amount of waste generated when the packaging is discarded.

Eastman, Swiss Eyewear Group Collaborate to Present INVU 10th Anniversary Collection With Tritan Renew

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:20 AM What’s New: Eastman and Swiss Eyewear Group (SEG) have announced a partnership to celebrate the 10th anniversary of SEG’s INVU eyewear collection. This collection features Eastman Tritan Renew in all frames.

Tree Spectacles Debuts Elysian Collection

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:15 AM What’s New: Tree Spectacles is debuting the Elysian collection, its newest collection which will launch at Mido 2024. The Elysian collection debuts nine new models: Amelia, Cruz, Clodia, Elide, Gary, Greta, Karen, Litta and Seyton. All are offered in multiple colorways, with each style designed to feel sophisticated, modern, minimalist and elegant all at once.

Eco Eyewear Takes New Step Toward Environmental Responsibility With 2023 Carbon Footprint Report

By Staff
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 8:10 AM NEW YORK—Eco Eyewear, a leading provider of sustainable eyewear, has released its 2023 Carbon Footprint Report. The study, conducted in accordance with international standards on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), aims to assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of three main product materials: biobased material, recycled metal and ocean plastic. Driven by what the company calls a dedication to understanding and controlling its environmental impact, Eco Eyewear initiated the study. The results revealed that each frame contributes an average of 1,482 kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.

opti Awards Sustainable ECPs

By Gwendolyn Plummer
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 8:30 AM MUNICH—The 2024 edition of opti wrapped up in Munich earlier this month, welcoming 21,500 visitors from 70 countries to visit nearly 390 exhibitors. In addition to the trade show’s standard fare, this year also highlighted sustainability in the eyewear space with the first-ever opti Sustainability Award, as well as the third opti BOX award.

Entry Deadline Is Jan. 29 for Fashion Accessories Companies and Retailers to Submit for 2024 Positive Luxury Awards

By Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 8:25 AM NEW YORK—Positive Luxury, sustainability experts for the global luxury industry, are once again holding their Positive Luxury Awards this year and the application deadline is still open for fashion accessories companies and retailers. The group noted, "The world’s biggest issues—from climate to inequality—intensify and change every year. More than ever, we need huge ambition and inspirational action to tackle these most pressing challenges. Positive Luxury believes luxury should lead the way. Always setting new standards and creating new norms—luxury can drive real change for people and nature.

Tura Debuts Barbour in U.S. Featuring Plant-Based Acetate

By Staff
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 8:20 AM What’s New: In partnership with Tura, Barbour is launching its new eyewear collection in the U.S.