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Our Story

Article One is an independent eyewear company founded in Flint, Michigan by former collegiate runner Wes Stoody. As the principal designer since the first collection launch in 2016, Stoody centers fashion at the heart of his creative process – constantly challenging traditional aesthetics of the performance category. Article One hand selects independent artisans from all over the world to create its timelessly styled, innovative optical and athletic transfer collections. With high-quality materials and high-performance innovation, Article One’s ACTIVE Collection has earned several awards for style and sport function. In 2023, Article One launched its unique partner program, sponsoring professional athlete-advocates and lending decision-making power as a way to support a diverse variety of philanthropic efforts.

Our Mission

At Article One, we are on a mission to create the most beautiful athletic eyewear in the world. We believe we are perfectly fit to accomplish this goal due to the combination of our expertise in eyewear design and our active lifestyles. Our design expertise requires a passion for truly unique and beautiful design, while our lifestyles give a real-world perspective on the needs and desires of athletes of all kinds.

Our Vision

Article One has been driven to celebrate authenticity and individuality since its founding. To this end, we work to support local community organizations and athletes that live out an authentic and impactful life. The brand has organically evolved to focus on athletic optical and sunglasses styles designed to transcend sport and carry wearers through every part of their day.

Our Company

In joining the Optical Foundry in 2021 and OGI Eyewear in 2023, we are excited to bring our unique perspective to the creative and supportive environment that uplifts independence in every facet. The resources of OGI Eyewear allow us to better serve our independent optical practices, alongside some fantastic and original brands designed by friends.