Our American Factory

Learn more about our United States factory

Decades ago, there was a thriving optical manufacturing industry in the United States. During the late 20th century, many businesses moved their manufacturing facilities overseas as a way to reduce spending, resulting in 95% of optical frames that are sold in the U.S. being imported.

Before we decided to open our own U.S-based factory, we did what every other company did: ordered and shipped frames from factories that were 7,000 miles away in China. Any new design styles took roughly 9-12 months to arrive, and any reorders took at least eight months to be delivered. So we took matters into our own hands, and opened up one of the only United States based frame factories in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We knew we needed to do this right, which means purchasing the correct equipment, building a quality team, and creating exceptional products. Our team hand-picks high-quality Italian acetates and German hinges to ensure outstanding frames for our customers.

The Process: