The Norwegian independent eyewear brand Karmoie has launched three new models. Debuting at the recent Silmo Paris, the Explorer, Rise, and Classic complete the brand’s 2016 collection.
The round, festival frame “Rise” was inspired by music and style icon Janis Joplin. Oversized yet lightweight, the Woodstock-esque style is available in colors Black, Twig, Stone, Storm and Bark.
The “Classic” frame is a feminine, retro style that is soft and slender in design. The frame was crafted in colors River, Havana, Leaves, Twig and Floret.
The “Explorer” is a smaller take on Karmoie’s “Brave” style. The bold aviator comes in colors Black, Crystal, Havana, Storm and Twig.
All Karmoie’s frames and parts are entirely made, hand shaped and hand polished in Italy. They have chosen Mazzucchelli acetates, using their sustainable acetate -M49- in as many of their designs as possible. Karmoie’s lenses, by Carl Zeiss, have triple layer antireflective coating for comfort and rock hard coating for improved scratch resistance.
Karmoie is an independent eyewear brand born in Oslo, Norway in 2013. Integrity is at the heart of Karmoie’s culture. They seek to excel in every aspect of business, from the quality and unique aesthetic of their frames, to the use of sustainable and animal friendly materials. The name Karmoie is drawn from the Sanskrit word karma meaning “action” or “deed” and the French word joie or “joy”. To founders Kirsten and Lars Iversen, Karmoie is the joy of doing good for others.
Committed to giving the gift of sight to those in need, Karmoie currently partners with Eyejusters to help lessen the demand for corrective eyewear and trained optometrists in developing countries. Karmoie has united with reliable non-profits to donate hundreds of pairs of corrective eyewear to people in Africa, Latin America and the South Pacific.