By Jillian Urcelay

  MARCHON EYEWEAR and Calvin Klein have announced the long-term, multi-year renewal of their global eyewear licensing agreement for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of Calvin Klein’s ophthalmic and sunglass collections.

2  KERING EYEWEAR has partnered with Bio-on to develop new materials based on Minerv PHAs, the 100 percent natural and biodegradable bioplastic which will allow the company to carry out research with biopolymers.

3  L’AMY AMERICA has entered into an exclusive multi-year license agreement with Canali to market and distribute a luxury collection of sunglasses and ophthalmic frames under the Canali brand.

4  SAFILO GROUP has opened the third edition of the Safilo Eyewear Product School, which is a structured three-year apprenticeship that aims to blend the cutting-edge requirements of artisan mastery with an international business context.

5  RUDY PROJECT NORTH AMERICA has unveiled its new interactive and responsive authorized dealer website,, which offers a variety of rich media that tells the story of the brand and makes it easier to find products by sport and explore the range of products offered.

6 PEARLE VISION has been awarded a 2017 Silver Clio award in the Fashion & Beauty, Film category for the brand’s “Ben’s Glasses” campaign.

7  MARCHON EYEWEAR has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in the company’s exclusive distributor in Turkey, Enternasyonal Gozluk, now operating as Marchon Turkiye.

8  SPY OPTIC has announced that globally known snowboarder Zak Hale has joined their program as the latest member of SPY’s growing snow team.