Article One, the independent eyewear brand championing craftsmanship to design heirloom, athleisure frames, today announced the launch of its ACTIVE collection. The five-piece collection blends Article One’s signature technical innovation with luxury and vintage styling by introducing a material that allows for more color richness, lighter-weight frames, enhanced flexibility, and more scratch-resistance than traditional performance sunglasses.
“Our activewear collection deliberately resists performance aesthetics and challenges the industry standard of technical eyewear needing to look competitive or intense,” said Article One Founder Wes Stoody. “We built our sunglasses with meticulous craftsmanship to perform in sport and transcend it. We want hikers, runners, and cyclists of all levels to own versatile eyewear that encourages personal style and movement from the saddle to the city, trail to town, or racing to relaxing.”
All five frames in the 2022 ACTIVE launch are made with hexetate, a patented acrylic resin with superior technical and mechanical properties that allow for improved flexibility, enhanced shape memory even when exposed to high temperatures, and a lighter weight, and added durability. Compared to most performance eyewear that utilizes traditional acetate and TR-90 plastic, hexetate requires less processing thereby reducing carbon footprints and excludes BPA, DEP, and toxins.
Each style in the summer collection is constructed with CR39 polarized lenses with backside anti-reflective coating that blocks 100% of UVA/UVB rays and prevents road glare. The frames also boast signature adjustable nose pads, rubber temple tips, and spring hinges.
The 2022 ACTIVE collection will also include a revival of Article One’s best-selling style, the Moon, plus four new timeless silhouettes headlined by The H – a unisex, moto racer-inspired frame that will donate 100% of profits to The H Foundation to support general cancer research.
About Article One Products
Founded in 2016, Article One is an independent eyewear company based in Flint, Michigan. As champions of craftsmanship, the heart of every Article One frame starts with handcrafted eyewear made in a small village in Northern Italy at the base of the Dolomites. They produce purpose-driven products with complete brand transparency and a spotlight on the hands that craft our frames. They are proponents of supporting independent optical, giving back to our community, and thoughtful design. The care put into each frame results in quality you can feel. This is Article One.