NAONED began with strong conviction from French optician, Jean-Phillipe Douis. He wanted design eyewear and have it made completely in France. You see, in 1980, there were 250 manufacturing workshops in France. Today, there are only a dozen left. Passionate manufacturers who perpetuate the French eyeglass manufacturing savoir-faire make NAONED frames.
My own personal introduction to NAONED happened just a few years ago in NYC at an eyewear show. The booth that contained their frames was small but I couldn’t get the big personality of the styles and colors out of my mind. Our paths crossed in Paris (at another eyewear show) less than a year later, I couldn’t wait to bring the styles back to One Hip Chic.
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