Made in the Alps
At 82 years old, Roland Cachot is back to his favourite place: Ovronnaz, in Valais. He spends his entire winter there, and a good part of the year. If you've already been to the Grand Muveran region, it's impossible not to have seen Roland, a true local legend and a real inspiration.
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. Your Moiry sunglasses case is made out of sheep skin from Switzerland. Jürg only uses organic treatment to tan the leather. Handemade by Clément Henriot, St-Légier. Clément is working leather from more than 15 years. This artisan is using a traditional sewing machine from the early 20th century.
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.