MADE IN NYC

We believe that craft matters. That’s why we carefully make each and every Lowercase frame by hand in our Brooklyn, NY workshop. Our small-batch approach to manufacturing combines new technology with traditional handcrafting techniques. We put craftsmanship above all else, resulting in frames that stand above the rest in quality and design.

NOT JUST AN EYEWEAR BRAND

Lowercase is bringing back a craft. We founded the company in 2016 with a mission: to once again localize the trade of eyewear to the US, while creating a product that is unparalleled in quality and design. Part of an emerging movement in American manufacturing, we operate at a small scale and prioritize craftsmanship above all else.

OUR STORY

THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED, EXPERTLY CRAFTED

Every pair of Lowercase frames is meticulously handcrafted from start to finish in our Brooklyn, NY workshop. Every detail is intentional, every joint and edge impeccably finished. From design to delivery, nothing leaves our hands until it’s on its way to you.

MEET THE PEOPLE MAKING YOUR FRAMES

We are a small group of artisans with fabrication backgrounds in architecture, jewelry, and fine art. The unparalleled quality of Lowercase frames comes from an intimate knowledge of the crafting process: our team has a level of specialty that comes only with extensive training and a commitment to the craft of eyewear.

STORIES FROM THE SHOP

Shape + Color

Shape + Color

Ever wonder how a pair of Lowercase frames is designed? Get an inside look at how we develop a color palette, choose acetates, and test new ideas a...

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The Art of Finishing

The Art of Finishing

Not all glasses are created (or polished!) equally. Take a look inside our workshop at the ten-step process all Lowercase frames go through to get ...

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Lenses

Lenses

Learn the details of how we design, source, cut, and fit the lenses for your Lowercase sunglasses.

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