Givenchy and Thélios Announce Strategic Partnership for Eyewear, to Launch in January, 2022

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:24 AM PARIS and Longarone, Italy—Givenchy and Thélios, the expert eyewear manufacturer of the LVMH Group, have announced  their strategic partnership for the exclusive design, development, manufacturing, and global distribution of Givenchy Eyewear starting on Jan. 1, 2022.

Zyloware Reopens Distribution Center

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021 12:21 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Zyloware Corp. is reinforcing messages sent to its customers and team members this week, letting them know that the company's office and distribution center here was back up to 100 percent capacity as of yesterday, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida hitting the tri-state New York area on Sept. 1. The office and distribution center was closed for six business days through last Friday as significant roof damage to a building connected to Zyloware caused a ripple effect on the sprinkler system and the local fire marshall had to initially close Zyloware down and then clear it for reopening.

Organizers of LOFT San Francisco Making Final Preparations for Sept 18-19 Event

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Monday, September 13, 2021 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of LOFT SF, to be held in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center on Sept. 18-19, are putting the final touches on their event plan and program.

Optical and Sunglass Winners Announced for Accessories Council 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards

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Friday, September 10, 2021 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Accessories Council announced the winners for their 3rd annual Design Excellence Awards virtually yesterday.

Zenni Debuts the Iris Apfel Zentennial Collection, Designed by the Style Icon, in Celebration of her 100th Birthday

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Friday, August 27, 2021 12:18 AM NOVATO, Calif.—Zenni has debuted The Iris Apfel Zentennial Collection, a fashion capsule designed by the style icon herself, exclusively for Zenni, on the occasion of Apfel's 100th birthday, which is Aug. 29.

Eyewear by R.O.I and Bulova Extend Their Licensing Agreement

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:21 AM PHOENIX, Ariz.—Eyewear by R.O.I and the Bulova Corporation have announced the extension of their licensing agreement through 2025, a 30-year partnership.

One Week Left to Submit to Accessories Council's Design Excellence Awards

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Friday, July 9, 2021 12:18 AM NEW YORK—There is one week left for companies who want to submit their eyewear or sunwear products for consideration for the 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards, to be presented by the Accessories Council. The deadline for submissions is July 16.

Accessories Council Launches 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:21 AM NEW YORK—Product design entries are now being accepted for the 3rd Annual Design Excellence Awards of the Accessories Council and optical frame and sunwear companies are encouraged to enter the program which will bestow honors for designs in 14 unique fashion accessories categories including footwear, handbags, jewelry, personal accessories and others.

Essilor and Luxottica Launch First Commercial Joint Product Offering in U.S., Ray-Ban Authentic, Enhanced With Essilor Technology

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:27 AM DALLAS and NEW YORK—EssilorLuxottica is launching the first commercial product leveraging the strength of the new Group by strategically combining the expertise of Essilor and Luxottica and tapping the brand appeal of its most popular lines. The company's senior executives said that its latest edition of Ray-Ban Authentic "represents the perfect match of Ray-Ban’s legendary style and Essilor’s expertise in sight."

MyVision Show Springboard Summit Virtual Exhibits and Programs Set to Run Dec. 4-6

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Details are being finalized and registration is still open for the My Vision Show Springboard Summit, a virtual event for eyecare professionals, in a winter showcase called Springboard Summit that will run from Dec. 4 to 6, 2020.

Inspecs and O'Neill Agree to Extend License Agreement, Expand Emphasis on Sustainability Initiatives

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:15 AM BATH, U.K.—Inspecs Group PLC (LSE: SPEC) and O’Neill have agreed a new long term license agreement, covering both optical and sunglasses. This follows a successful and long-term partnership between the two companies since 2013.

New Ownership at Mondottica Int'l and Mondottica USA

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Monday, October 19, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK and HONG KONG—Mondottica International Ltd., a Hong Kong based eyewear company, underwent changes in ownership on Oct. 8, 2020. The new Mondottica shareholders are Capital Eyes Holding and Ross Holdings LLC.

UPDATED: Eyewear ArtWalk Postpones New England Dates and Sets November Dates for Tour in Florida

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Friday, October 16, 2020 12:18 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the new Eyewear ArtWalk, a series of collective exhibits planned for independent eyewear brands in different parts of the country, have postponed their planned New England dates for this month due to new COVID-19 protocols in the state of Massachusetts. However, they have expanded list of participating companies/collections for the concept and plan additional tours in Florida in November.

Eyewear ArtWalk Show to Tour New England This Month

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Friday, October 9, 2020 12:27 AM NEW YORK—The Eyewear ArtWalk Show is a new collaboration of several independent eyewear creators and artcentric collections ready to tour the New England market this month.

I-deal Optics and Haggar Clothing Company Announce Renewed License Agreement

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Monday, September 14, 2020 12:18 AM TROY, Mich. and DALLAS, Teas—I-deal Optics Holdings, Inc. and the Haggar Clothing Company have announced a multi-year extension of their license agreement that grants I-deal Optics the rights to design, produce and distribute sun and prescription eyewear under the Haggar brand through Dec. 31, 2023. Founded in 1926, Haggar has grown into America’s number one selling dress pant brand and one of the world's most recognized brands of men's apparel and accessories. Haggar products feature industry leading innovations in comfort and quality, providing men with the ultimate in style and value. I-deal Optics has proudly held the eyewear license since 2005, the company noted.