Values

Handcrafted

HANDS OVER MACHINES

The nail is an elegant symbol of hard, hands-on work and has been since ancient times. Our sunglasses are no different.
Forget the cold, lifeless touch of a machine-assembled pair of specs and welcome the warm embrace of artisan glasses handcrafted the traditional Italian way.
 

Transparent

MEET YOUR MAKER

Let’s be honest… 
These glasses are going to turn a lot of heads, and when they do, you can tell your admirers exactly who made them, how they did it and where, all the way down to the town - it’s Roma. 

 

Sustainable

ECO-CONCIOUS EYEWEAR

We’re all about celebrating ancient practice, and it doesn’t come much more ancient than the planet.
Chiodo use robust, durable materials that go softly on mother nature. We’re crazy about cellulose acetate - a hypoallergenic, plant-based plastic that is renewably sourced and has been used in eyewear since the 1940s. 

Fair

FROM FACTORY TO FACE

We couldn’t celebrate the hard-earned talents of classic Italian artisans without giving them the respect they deserve, right? Right.

We promise every pair of hands that touch your glasses on their journey from the coastline of Italy to your very own, very attractive face, are treated exactly how you would expect to be treated: with fair wages, safe conditions and freedom of association.