By Jillian Urcelay

SAFILO GROUP has appointed David Anabitarte as its new commercial leader of Latin America.

2  MARCHON EYEWEAR and Cutler and Gross have entered into a long-term agreement for the distribution of Cutler and Gross sunwear and optical eyewear throughout the United States.

3  MARCOLIN GROUP has announced the early renewal of its licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of Timberland optical frames and sunglasses until December 2023.

4  L’AMY AMERICA has launched its charity program this holiday season that will provide eyewear to those in need. For every pair of L’Amy America branded frames purchased by the end consumer, one pair will be donated to a person in need.

5  MARCHON EYEWEAR was honored with two of the 2018 SILMO d’Or Awards at the 25th annual gala awards ceremony. Marni Eyewear won the “Fashion Trend Optic Frame” category for style 2623, and Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear won the “Fashion Trend Sunglasses” category for its Fiore style.

6 The SAFILO and Banana Republic have announced their third consecutive licensing agreement for the brand’s optical frames and sunglass collections, effective from Feb. 1, 2019 through Jan. 31, 2025.

7 ROKA has partnered with p1440, a new event series started by five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, making it the official competition and lifestyle sunglass partner of the series.

8 L’AMY AMERICA and American Optical have announced a new manufacturing partnership for Champion Eyewear. This joint venture allows for the creation of an exclusive series of American-made ophthalmic styles and sunglasses for Champion.