Made in the 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.

 

 

Made with a conscience

Manufactured in France, we have chosen to work with a local supplier. We aim to support the ancestral know-how of this French branch of industry. We are willing to produce locally as much as we can.

 




Made with care

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 and has been tested in the Alps by mountain professionals. Our lenses are made by Carl Zeiss Vision in Italy.


Made with style

Based on the heritage of the 1960s classic mountain sunglasses, we designed the Moiry in Switzerland. This first model embraces both the technical mountain specificities and alpine heritage as well as modern urban trend, both for men and women.

 

Behind Glacier Optics

After several years working together on film and mountain projects, Benoît and Arnaud joined their skills to create Glacier Optics. Both of them have also worked with outdoor companies. The experience acquired for a decade through their collaboration with mountain sports brands brought them the credibility and confidence to launch their own project.

Arnaud Cottet

Professionnal skier and Olympic ski judge. Ambassador and tester at Salewa, Black Crows, Pomoca and Giro. Cause and We Ride in Iran co-founder

Benoit Goncerut

Snowboarder and ambassador at Laax, West Snowboarding and Pomoca. Cause and We Ride in Iran co-founder. Film director and producer