Sunglasses made in the Alps
We work with companies based in the Alps to guarantee the traceability and quality of our products. Promoting short consumption circuits is our priority.
Lenses by Carl Zeiss, Italy
We selected a dark category 3 coating to ensure confort in all situations and a light category 4 for all terrain. Both categories 3 and 4 fit perfectly for mountains activities. For people who are mainly using our sunglasses in high mountains we recommend category 4 lenses.
Cases by Jurg Zeller Tannery, Switzerland
Our sunglasses case are proudly 100% hand made in Switzerland. The leather comes from the Zeller Tannery, in Steffisburg. Jürg Zeller is the fifth generation to run one of the last tannery in Switzerland. Jürg only uses organic treatment to tan the leather.
Handemade by Clément Henriot, St-Légier.
Frames by Grosfilley, France
We work with Grosfilley, a family-owned French manufacture born in 1950. Our frames are made of titanium, covered with an acetate rim and removable leather spare parts. The Moiry is light and robust.
The Moiry frame is a combination of titanium and acetate, with lenses in polyamide.
Tested in the Alps by Roland Cachot
At 83 years old, Roland Cachot is still spending his entire winter hiking and skiing the massif du Grand Muveran, in the heart of the Alps. If you've already been there, it's impossible not to have seen Roland, a true local legend and a real inspiration.
Handpacked in "Le Cabanon"
This is where the magic happens!
Here we prepare the sunglasses, we define the next model, we design and try new things. Here we plan our next ski trip, we talk about our last turn in the powder. All the soul and activity of Glacier Optics is concentrated here, in this 25 square meter space, with a view of our beloved Alps.
At glacier, we embrace the alps’ rich mountaineering heritage as well as modern urban trends. We collaborate with the local community and work with regional partners who are experts in their field. We want to help preserve the mountains and empower those who live on and around them. Because this is what it means to be made in the alps.
The Alps are part of us, we see them and live them every day. They represent the fundamental values of our brand, a unique know-how and a way of being. These mountains we cherish are a space of expression and our main inspiration. We are part of it and we aim to preserve them to make the Alps a sustainable place for everyone, today and tomorrow.
Founders Benoît Goncerut and Arnaud Cottet
We have been travelling the mountains for more than 10 years together. 10 years of mountain expeditions, film projects and strong friendship. It came to a point we needed a new common challenge, related to our experience working with outdoor companies. We felt the time had come to create our own brand.
We wanted to offer something simple, tangible, durable and useful. This is how Glacier Optics was born. A high-quality sunglasses brand made in the Alps.