Shop The Active Collection
The Active collection deliberately resists the current industry aesthetics of technical eyewear. We create sunglasses with meticulous craftsmanship to perform in sport and to transcend it. We want athletes of all levels to own versatile eyewear that emboldens personal style while enhancing movement from the saddle to the city, trail to town, or racing to relaxing.
Introducing Active x Optical
The Article One Active x Optical collection was created to extend the same ethos and design sense of our ACTIVE sun collection into the optical category. For this technical performance collection, we are using a new material called GKM. GKM is a polymer plastic – proprietary to our family-owned factory partners in Northern Italy – that is lighter, more flexible, and more scratch resistant than acetate.
Article One frames are handmade by passionate craftspeople. The family-owned factories we work with are experts at what they do. We work to give credit where credit is due by shining a light on the hands that touch each frame. The care put into Article One eyewear results in quality you can feel.
Article One x Nikki Hiltz
We are proud to partner with Nikki Hiltz, the first openly non-binary runner to win a US Track and Field championship title, as a brand ambassador.
Along with being a professional athlete, Nikki is a vocal advocate for equal rights, particularly passionate about making the sport of running more inclusive and fundraising for services that support the young LGBTQ community.
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Article One exists to create heirloom eyewear that becomes part of your story.
We don’t believe in throwaway culture as much as we don’t believe in throwaway moments. Everything we do, every way we connect, and everything we consume can all be part of something bigger. By crafting quality eyewear you’ll have the rest of your life, we’re saying beauty, craft, care and connection are as important as just about everything.
Dedicated to Independent Optical
At Article One, we believe in the future and the importance of independent optical. We work exclusively with independent optical shops for the same reason we work with small, artisanal factories - authenticity and connection. It is also the same reason we as customers shop at our local independent retailers of any kind. We care about connecting with the individuals behind the business.
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