Are any Ray-Bans Made in Italy?
All Ray-Ban products are made in Italy. However, Luxottica, Ray-Ban manufacturer, has its factories both in China and Italy. Although the majority of production is based in Italy, a few models are still manufactured in China exclusively, or in both Italian and Chinese factories.
Why did my Ray-Bans come from Italy?
In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban to the Italian eyewear company Luxottica. Today, Ray-Bans are made in both Italy and China. When Luxottica started manufacturing Ray-Bans in 1999, they were made in Italy. Throughout the years, Luxottica has grown exponentially and opened factories outside its native country.
When did B&L sell Ray-Ban?
Ray-Ban is an American-Italian brand of luxury sunglasses and eyeglasses created in 1936 by Bausch & Lomb. The brand is known for its Wayfarer and Aviator lines of sunglasses. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian eyewear conglomerate, Luxottica Group, for a reported US $640 million.
Why are sunglasses made in Italy?
According to Italian law, there are no limits on how much of a product must be made in country to earn the mark. In essence, the Italians place the final screws in each hinge or grind the lenses and install them, and by Italian law, that’s enough.
Are Ray-Ban Wayfarers made in Italy?
When you buy authentic Ray-Ban Wayfarers, you’re getting frames and lenses manufactured in Italy to exacting standards of design, precision, quality and finish.
Who made Ray-Ban famous?
Ray-Ban’s wayfarer sunglasses are modern icons. Made famous by Mr James Dean in the 1950s, this sturdy pair has been handmade in Italy according to the label’s precise standards.
Which Ray-Bans are made in China?
The list of Ray Ban sun glasses models that are currently being made in China includes 3364, 3379, 3267, 3386, 8301, 3484, 3119, 3364, 3387, 8310, 4125F, 2168F and 3016 among other models. Due to public concern, Luxottica has made public their business model on their website.