Made in America Matters

Created on: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Eyewear isn’t spit out of a machine fully formed. In fact, even with automation, over 50% of the work still needs to be done by hand. That means new jobs for men and women willing to learn a new skill. STATE Optical Co. crafts all of their frames in Chicago in a state-of-the-art factory that now employs 50 craftsmen. Each week we’ll be introducing you to one of them.

When you look at the hinge on a STATE frame, there’s a lot to notice. The sturdy yet streamlined construction thanks to a propietary design; the cool pyramidal shape created by Blake Kuwahara; and its precise placement thanks to STATE craftsmen like Marco Martinez.

No machine has the ability to look at a hinge the way Marco does. Precise measurements are taken to ensure the exact placement of each hinge. Careful polishing creates a smooth and comfortable look and feel. The care Marco and his fellow craftsmen take in finishing each hinge ensures you are getting the best pair of eyewear possible.

Please come check out STATE Optical Co. eyewear for yourself at Eye Care Center. Not only will you be supporting American jobs, for each STATE frame sold, Eye Care Center will donate $10 to the Minnesota chapter of Folds of Honor to support the families of our fallen and disabled service-members.