Making a State-ment
Posted on April 30 2017
Handcrafted in America
While many companies boast "Made in Italy" or "Made in Japan", State Optical Co. approaches their manufacturing very differently. 5 years ago, State Optical Co. had a vision (no pun intended) to create high quality eyewear right in the United States. Nestled in the heart of America's 21st state, this independent eyewear company set up a factory and design lab in Chicago. Never have the words "Made in USA" been more accurate. The high quality acetate forms designs by Blake Kuwahara, a licensed optometrist and one the optical industry's top designers.
What distinguishes State Optical Co. as a high end luxury American brand? Here's three reasons we chose to bring them in our shop.
1. Made in USA
Being made in the USA allows the company more control over the process, quality, and design of their frames. While it increases the expenditure in terms of labour, rent, and overhead, State Optical Co. does not compromise on their product.
2. They are handcrafted.
With factory tours available to the public, State Optical Co employs experienced craftsmen who understand the painstaking labour that goes into creating quality frames. Their products are meticulously handcrafted, hand finished, and individually inspected.
3. The Devil is in the Details
What makes them unique is the lack of branding on their on their frames. The brand boasts itself using layered acetates, durable pointed hinges, and a labourous 21 point drill to represent Chicago, the 21st state of The Union. Come in today and explore the collection!