By Jillian Urcelay

1  ESSILORLUXOTTICA has taken the sixth spot on the 2022 Fortune Change the World list, an annual ranking which recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy.

2  SAFILO GROUP and rag & bone announce the renewal of a multi-year global licensing agreement for men’s and women’s sunglasses and optical frames.

3  THE DE RIGO GROUP has won a Silmo D’Or Award in the category of “Optical Frame, Brands and Labels” for its Philipp Plein VPP081 frame.

4  KERING EYEWEAR has announced that it now holds more than 90 percent of the Maui Jim brand, with the remaining shares expected to be acquired by year’s end, completing its acquisition.

5  KIRK & KIRK has won a Silmo D’Or Award for its newly launched Thor frame in the “Optical Frame, Eyewear Designer” category.

6  CHARMANT USA hosted an in-house annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in October to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, to further support their initiative with Isaac Mizrahi New York.

7  ONESIGHT ESSILORLUXOTTICA FOUNDATION has partnered with LensCrafters to offer free vision screenings, eye exams and glasses as prescribed to more than 600 patients in need in Atlanta.

8  BARTON PERREIRA has acquired retail store Bozeman Optical in Bozeman, Mont.

9  KASPEREK OPTICAL has announced that Classique Eyewear is now an authorized distributor of Laura Ashley eyewear.

10  SAFILO GROUP has announced the introduction of Eastman Tritan Renew in its polarized lenses, becoming the first player in the market to adopt Tritan Renew Polarized lenses and have a bilateral collaboration with Eastman on technical innovation.