Spyder x U.S. Ski Team
by Stephen Garner

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has inked a new licensing deal with Altair Eyewear, an eyewear manufacturer and distributor and division of Marchon Eyewear, for its Spyder brand.

This is the first performance lifestyle brand within Altair Eyewear’s growing portfolio and the agreement is for the exclusive design, development, production and distribution of ophthalmic eyewear, sunglasses and ski goggles marketed and sold under the Spyder brand name.

“Spyder is a dynamic addition to our Altair Eyewear brand portfolio, combining the right mix of sport and performance to appeal to an active-minded consumer,” said Nicola Zotta, president and CEO of Marchon Eyewear. “We were strategically seeking a performance lifestyle brand of this caliber for Altair to give us opportunities for sun and optical eyewear as well as ski goggles, and we are thrilled to be extending our partnership with ABG and their exceptional roster of brands.”

“As we continue to expand on Spyder’s lifestyle offering, we are excited to partner with Altair on the launch of Spyder into the eyewear category,” added Jarrod Weber, group president of lifestyle at ABG. “Altair is a leader in the eyewear space offering the highest quality of product and we look forward to the launch early next year.”

The new Spyder eyewear collection will be available beginning Spring 2020 and will debut in March 2020 at Vision Expo East in New York City.

It is planned that the new Spyder eyewear line will be distributed in optical chains and specialty retailers worldwide as well as through independent eye care practices and online at spyder.com and eyeconic.com.