It's about individuality. It's about durability. It's about research for perfection.
RES/REI hand make eyewear that survive in time and age gracefully. Focusing on the little details that, at the end of the day, make the difference between ‘the good’ and ‘the exceptional’.
RES REI means ‘the thing’ in Latin. It means an existing object, with substance and form; but it also means a concept, an idea. RES/REI is the ensemble of things that make life around us, in all given forms. RES/REI aim is to give credit to the Italian craftsmanship and for this reason, RES/REI is completely made in Italy, from the first idea to the final product.
In their own words. Think globally, act locally.
We are a global brand, yet our production is local. In our opinion, there are several advantages on producing locally.
First: quality. The only way to fully control quality, is to work closely with the manufacturers, to pay them visit every week, to soak their experience and use it as inspiration for new ideas.
Second: sustainability. We care about our footprint. We only produce with sustainable conscious manufacturers, aware of consequences of industrial production. Producing locally we are able to cut on goods’ transportation, therefore to reduce our CO2 footprint. All our suppliers, from raw materials producers to manufacturing factories, from printing facilities to screws suppliers, are local.
Third: heritage. Italians were lucky enough to invent the first piece of eyewear and have been making glasses since then, constantly refining their skills. Most of the world leading brands in the optical business are located within few square kilometers, in the heart of Italy.
We only work with Italian suppliers and manufacturers.
RES/REI IS HANDMADE IN ITALY WITH LOVE