Started in Italy in 1971, Maria Pramaor created Blackfin to stand out from other titanium frame designers. Blackfin defines itself as a combination of titanium construction with quality design. The titanium is made as tough as steel but weighs 40% less and is twice as strong as aluminum. Blackfin frames are kind to the skin because titanium eyewear does not cause allergies and irritation, and they contain no residues of nickel or other heavy metals, all properties that ensure exceptional comfort in wear and total wellbeing. A Blackfin model is the maximum expression of technology and design, demonstrating a desire to create top quality eyewear without being restrained by limits, obstacles or distance.
Randolph is family-owned and -operated, and handcrafts the finest eyewear with top-grade materials, classic designs and a relentless attention to detail and quality. Randolph builds eyewear for anyone who expects better. They start with top-grade materials, then 50 different people cut, mold, stamp, twist, solder, plate and polish in a six-week process that includes more than 200 steps. All to produce just one pair of sunglasses. Randolph Engineering decided to never move the manufacturing process overseas. They support American jobs and have kept the traditions of artisan metal working alive right here in Randolph, MA.