Now See This: April 2016

Cam Newton wearing his Under Armour  visor shield

To promote its initiative against plastic pollution in our oceans, Costa commissioned a 9-foot-tall sculpture commissioned from artist Angela Pozzi.


Earth Day is April 22, and Costa’s Kick Plastic campaign is boosting awareness of the growing plastic pollution in our oceans. (Check out the 9-foot-tall sculpture it commissioned from artist Angela Pozzi for last summer’s American Sportfishing Association ICAST event. The artwork, above, was made entirely of thousands of plastic and metal cans collected alongbeaches.) Costa has also introduced a new frame material sourced from the castor plant, a sustainable, hardy perennial. The biobased resin offers increased durability, overall sunglasses weight reduction, and the ability for the frames to hold shape from extreme heat to bitter cold temperatures — all important for avid anglers out battling the elements. Costa says the initiative reduces its manufacturing process emissions by up to 40 percent. Info:

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INVISION.


Vogue and Safilo are teaming up for a scouting and mentoring project open to creative designers who are passionate about eyewear. Three people will be selected: one to develop an eyewear piece that will be produced and distributed with Safilo; another to contribute to the making of a unique eyewear prototype; and another to attend the Safilo Product School, a three-year apprenticeship in traditional eyewear craftsmanship. Projects will be reviewed by a jury of experts including Franca Sozzani, editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’uomo Vogue, and Safilo CEO Luisa Delgado. Info:


Primary Eyecare Network, a division of ABB Optical Group, has a full slate of human resources webinars coming up. Topics and dates include Family Medical Leave: Avoiding the Legal and Regulatory Perils of FMLA, PDL, ADA and more (May 18); Discipline and Reviews (July 20); Firing: The Rights of At-Will Employees in California (Sept. 21); and two separate webinars Nov. 16 on workers’ compensation and upcoming changes to the Affordable Care Act. Sessions take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time. The series is free for PEN members and $15 per webinar for non-members. Info:


Rolf Spectacles, a family company known for its premium handcrafted eyewear, has scooped up two major international design honors. Its Anglia 94 frame (shown here) won the 2016 German iF Design Award, topping a competition that drew more than 5,000 entries from 53 countries. Another frame from Rolf ’s 2015 collection, the Topolino 94, landed a Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd. Info: .