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homage to history

Walter & Herbert has launched three new ophthalmic frames and six new sunglasses in its vintage-inspired Made in England eyewear collection.The brand pays homage to the 70 years of experience of the company behind it, The Optoplast Actman Eyewear Company. Walter & Herbert is named after the company’s founders, Walter Conway and Herbert Thorn.Each style in the collection is designed, made and tested in England. The frames are named after historic English figures and have been created...

Striking vintage treasure: P.E.I. sunglasses company revives '80s brand

What's old is new again quite literally for Fellow Earthlings, a small bespoke eyewear company based in rural Guernsey Cove, P.E.I. — it's now selling sunglasses manufactured on the Island in the 1980s.The company lucked in to a U-Haul full of vintage sunglasses with metal frames covered in leather, made by Tannereye, a factory in the West Royalty business park that manufactured glasses in the 80s, making frames for large companies including Ralph Lauren and Ray-Ban. 'It is truly a vintage...

Cool Canadian Eyewear Brands You Need to Know

(Photo: Courtesy of Bonlook)The label: BonLookThe story: With an eye on the gap in the e-commerce eyewear market, brother-sister team Sophie and Louis-Felix Boulanger co-founded the line in Montreal in 2011. Setting out to design, manufacture and sell direct to customers at budget-friendly prices, the brand now boasts a growing list bricks-and-mortar stores in addition to a digital boutique. Expect trendy-meets-timeless prescription glasses and sunglasses styles, such as the best-sellers...