By Jillian Urcelay

1  COSTA has been awarded the RELX SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Customer Award for its Untangle our Oceans campaign. Costa is one of four organizations in the world receiving the award for its significant and demonstrable contributions toward the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

2  ESSILORLUXOTTICA has announced the launch of the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation marking a new chapter in its journey to achieve its unique mission to help everyone in the world “see more and be more.” This comes as a major pillar in EssilorLuxottica’s sustainability strategy and supports its commitment to advocate for good vision as a basic human right.

3  BARTON PERREIRA has unveiled its fifth storefront in the luxury commercial area of the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. The new store is located on the corner of Hudson and Gansevoort at 649 Hudson Street in NYC.

4  MARCHON EYEWEAR and Karl Lagerfeld have announced the multi-year renewal of their global licensing agreement.

5  MODO has now helped more than 1.3 million children to a brighter future, thanks to its social purpose program Buy a Frame – Help a Child See.

6  ALTAIR EYEWEAR and Draper James, the Southern-inspired lifestyle brand founded by Reese Witherspoon, have announced the long-term multi-year renewal of their eyewear licensing agreement.

7  THE VISION COUNCIL has appointed Sara Bonizio as the organization’s new director of shows. In this position, she will work closely with The Vision Council’s partners at RX, the co-organizer of Vision Expo East and West, to drive opportunities for the growth and development of the shows.

8  SILHOUETTE has won three Red Dot Design Awards in the following categories: The Rimless Shades, Fisher Island model won the Red Dot Best of the Best: the award for pioneering design; Futura Dot won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design; and New York Sky won the Red Dot Award for outstanding design.

9  MONDOTTICA USA has announced a multi-year license agreement for the design, production and distribution of ROXY prescription frames and prescription sunglasses for the optical channel in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.

10  ANDY WOLF and the tableware label Motel a Miio have launched a joint collection Paraiso, which includes a mini collection consisting of two ceramic pieces and two matching sunglasses in two colors each.

11  SHOPKO OPTICAL has acquired 18 Midwest Vision Centers in Minn., and N.D., bringing the company’s total to 142 centers across 13 states.

12  BOLLE has signed Clement Noel, slalom champion from the Beijing Olympics in 2022, further growing the French eyewear brand’s expansion in the world of ski racing.