By Jillian Urcelay

1  THELIOS and Fendi have announced their exclusive partnership for the design, development, production and distribution of the maison’s eyewear category.

2  CLEARVISION OPTICAL supported Women in Need (WIN) in their partnership with Brooklyn-based eyewear company Vontelle, by providing free eyeglasses and eye exams for families experiencing homelessness.

3  DE RIGO REM has announced a multi-year extension of the exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and distribution of John Varvatos prescription frames and sunglasses globally. Under the new agreement, De Rigo Rem will also be responsible for the development and distribution of the brand’s younger line Star USA.

4  BARTON PERREIRA has announced the promotion of two new roles within the company with Tricia Valbuena appointed to vice president of sales and marketing, and Joe D’Orazio named the national sales manager.

5  ESSILORLUXOTTICA has renewed its exclusive licensing agreements with both Tory Burch and Coach for the development, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and prescription frames under the Tory Burch and Coach brands, respectively.

6  RANDOLPH ENGINEERING's Concorde teardrop aviators were recently gifted by President Joe Biden to world leaders during the G7 Summit in Geneva. The company has been manufacturing aviator sunglasses to the U.S. military since 1978.

7  MARCOLIN and GUESS have announced the early renewal of their exclusive licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of GUESS and Marciano sunglasses and eyeglasses.

8  SAFILO is building on its 20 year partnership with specialty chemicals leader Evonik to use their newest high-quality material TROGAMID myCX eCO for premium sun lenses, debuting in the BOSS spring/summer 2022 collection.

9  ETNIA BARCELONA has acquired Catalan eyewear brand Lool Eyewear, which is built around technology and lightness.

10  GARRETT LEIGHT CALIFORNIA OPTICAL has hired Barney Waters as its new president to lead the next stage of its global expansion. Waters joins the brand from K-Swiss, where he has served as president since 2016.

11  KERING EYEWEAR and the Lindberg family have signed an agreement for Kering Eyewear to acquire 100 percent of the share capital of the Danish luxury eyewear brand LINDBERG.

12  ABB OPTICAL GROUP has announced the return of its signature community grants program ABB Cares.