By Jillian Urcelay

1  L.A. EYEWORKS and OGI EYEWEAR have formed The Optical Foundry, a multi-brand eyewear platform comprised of a wide set of strong independent optical brands including l.a.Eyeworks, Fiction and the Ogi family of eyewear collections: Ogi, Ogi Kids, Seraphin, Scojo, Bon Vivant and Red Rose.

2  OAKLEY ihas announced a new partnership with Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will support the brand’s Prizm lens technology on and off the field, making him the second football player to join “Team Oakley.”

3  ESSILOR OF AMERICA and “Black-ish” actress and star Marsai Martin are raising awareness about the urgent need for children across the nation to receive total vision care. They are encouraging parents to sign the Essilor 20/20 Vision Pledge to prioritize high quality vision solutions for their children and the opportunity to win eyeglasses for their entire school.


4  COSTA’S Waterwoman frame won the title of Best of Category – Eyewear during the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades 2019 New Product Showcase Awards in Orlando, Fla.

5  SAFILO has announced that starting with the fall 2019 selling season, all globally produced point-of-purchase marketing materials, namely countercards or show cards, will be FSC certified, representing another step toward environmental sustainability.

6  ANDY WOLF EYEWEAR has collaborated with the accessory label pinqponq for a capsule collection consisting of two new sunglasses, which come in a set with a specially developed bag.