Article One is an independent eyewear company based out of Flint, Michigan. They have modern interpretations of classic shapes and are handmade in Northern Italy.
The company was founded as a vehicle to raise awareness of Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) Blindness worldwide and to raise money for treatment. VAD is cheaply treated with yearly supplementation running about $1 per year, yet it is estimated that 500,000 children per year lose their vision from VAD.
To date, Article One has donated $17,000 to the Helen Keller International in support of VAD treatment.