Investing in the best quality components and handmade craftsmanship, resulting in long lasting eyewear. Quality over quantity will always be our way to go.
We only collaborate with trusted, certified factory partners - these are the cool guys. They share the same values and vision as us - and exemplifies it by continuously providing innovative components and technical features to our sunglasses.
All of our frames are handmade by the Italian, worldwide leading acetate manufacturer, Mazzucchelli 1849.
Founded in 1849 the Mazzucchelli company based in Castiglione Olona, Northern Italy, has been owned and operated by one family through six generations. The deep cultural roots illuminates Mazzucchelli 1849 as one of the companies that has been around for centuries, but remains remarkably up-to-date.
With excellency in innovation and quality - with a focus on traditions and craftsmanship - FLATLIST and Mazzucchelli 1849 share same visions and values on sunglasses:
Tradition of modernity
Product innovation - exclusive components
The characteristics of acetate are that it allows production of beautiful, comfortable components in our eyewear. The products with technical qualities are valued by safety, sports and automotive industries.
acetate - Nice to know and need to know
The green fiber
Acetate is categorized as an environment friendly fiber because it is manufactured from wood pulp. Wood pulp is a renewable resource from the nature, grown in closely controlled wood pulp forests. Reforestation programs ensure adequate supply of acetate fibers for the industry. Acetate has also shown to be biodegradable and can be composted or incinerated with no harm to the environment.
The Comfort Factor
Fabric extracted from acetate provides a high level of comfort to the wearers. In particularly, it is beneficial to use acetate fabric for the lining as acetate has better moisture absorption properties, as compared to other synthetic fibers. This characteristic ensures better sweat control for wearers, enhancing their comfort levels. Also acetate fabrics drape well and conform to body contours without clinging. A scientific ‘Comfort Study’ conducted by the Institute of Environment Research at Kansas State University indicates that acetate linings are less damp, less sticky and more absorbent compared to polyester linings.
When technology helps us see the world through different eyes.
Our lenses are engineered by the German manufacturer of optical systems ZEISS. The company was founded in 1846 and they operate within all kinds of optical lenses, including sunglasses, and is well known for superior quality.
For our eyeglasses we use the ZEISS CR39 lenses providing 100% UVA/UVB protection
To ensure functionality, high-precision and a prolonged life of our eyewear, we use German nickel-free 5 to 7 barrel hinges from OBE and safety screws with silicone coating.
OBE has established itself as a key supplier for the optical industry since its founding in 1904. In particular due to their leading role, when developing spectacle hinges.