Start Your Own Sunglass Business

Sunglass is a necessity nowadays. We need sunglasses to protect our eyes from the harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun that can damage our eyes and our vision. It also helps protect our eyes from any foreign body to get into them.

And since sunglass is now considered as a necessity then one can consider putting up a sunglass business. This article may guide you on haw to start your own sunglass business.

Sunglasses is not just a necessity, it can also make a fashion statement for all us. There are now fashionable sunglasses available in the market. You may want to check out what’s the latest in the sunglass industry by browsing fashion magazines. Other than making a fashion statement sunglasses manufactured nowadays provides anti UV rays.

You may want to choose if you want to be retailer or wholesaler of sunglasses. If you choose retailing then you can open a store for your business. This may require a bigger amount of investment since you maybe required to rent for a place more accessible to the public. If you think you can convert a small portion from your property to into a store that would be a better option for you.

Contact as many sunglass manufacturers as you can. Ask for discounts if you have bulk orders. If you can come up with a consignment deal with the manufacturer that would also be great. That way you can return to them the sunglasses that are not that saleable and replace them with that of the designs which sells more. Have a wide range of varieties for your clients to choose from. Make sure that you cater people of all ages this also another way to attract more clients.

You can also do wholesale distribution of sunglasses. If you have clients which lives hundreds of miles away from you can give instructions to the sunglass manufacturer to ship the items directly to them for less shipment costs. Wholesaling give you more profit than retailing because orders from your clients comes by the bulk.

You may also want to tie up with a website that sells products or create your own website. This way your sunglass business is more visible to the eyes of those people who are always browsing the net.

While maintaining your sunglass boutique another marketing strategy you may want to try is to join bazaars. Contact the organizer/s of the bazaar and ask them how will you be a able to put up your own kiosk and how much will it costs you for the number days the bazaar would run. Putting up a kiosk in flea markets and malls is another option.


  • D said on May 15, 2010
    hi can u offer me some info about sunglass manufacturers? i am planning to create my own sunglasses in the future. thanks.
  • Tim Rogers said on July 30, 2010
    I live in RI And am interested in trying to find a manufacturer to make my own brand of Motorcycle glasses. I have some great ideas that i am sure will take off . i don't know who to contact or where to start. any help will be great
  • ELENI PAVLOU said on March 14, 2011
    Dear sir/madam, Can u offer me some info about sunglasses manufacturers? i am planning to create my own sunglasses in the future. Eleni Pavlou
  • Mike said on August 31, 2011
    Can you also provide my with some information about sunglasses manufacturers? Thanks!
  • Vanessa said on February 18, 2012
    Good Day, I am very interested in learning more about eyewear manufactures and how they work with various raw materials that may be of interest. I am also planning to start a line of eyewear. Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  • courtney said on May 26, 2012
    I'm courtney and I would like so information on starting my own sun glasses line.
  • Mari said on August 28, 2012
    I am interested in designing my own line of sunglasses. Please tell me how I would go about finding a manufacturer to produce a prototype and securing my brand; name and logo? I line in New York. Thanks
  • ken said on November 29, 2012
    I am interested in designing my own line of glasses and sunglasses. I have secured a name and logo...I have 2 main concept designs for my glasses. Kindly help me with info
  • Vanessa2 said on December 2, 2012
    Hello, I really appreciate the info you provided. I have a design for eye-wear, but I need a manufacturer and any other info and direction you may be willing to provide. Thank You, Vanessa2
  • Damian Espaniola said on January 3, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska. Hello I'm looking for information on manufacturer to design my name and logo on Sunglasses and other eye wear, Thank you D$
  • Marvin jones said on January 5, 2013
    I plan to open a small sunglasses retail store I'm Monterey, ca 93940 I have so far a few hundred pair. Can you send me pictures the best way I can set up my store it's about 500 to 600 hundred square feet and ideas on first few months of business
  • Nick LaPrise said on February 4, 2013
    I am just starting to look into this and I wanted to get some tips in opening this type of business. Do I have to start with a business name. I wanted to start selling sunglasses at different events like at flea markets, motorcycle shows and special events that can be done on the weekends. Do you have any suggestions for a newbie.
  • Miha Kovac said on February 6, 2013
    I am looking for new distributors around the world for a brand Laibach & York. It is all hand made in Europe (highest quality for reasonable price). Check our collection on Facebook, if there is anyone interested in pleas contact me:
  • Way mor said on March 8, 2013
    I would to design my own sunglass and I need help finding a manufacturer to help me with a prototype and produce my line. I'm base out of Atlanta
  • Melissa said on March 20, 2013
    Hello I am purchasing sunglasses wholesale and would like to find somewhere that will place my logo on them for me. Please contact me with any suggestions
  • Huda said on May 25, 2013
    Hi there,, I really need help finding a reliable manufacturer for my sunglass range. Quality is really important to me. Could you recommend any from any part of the world? I am based in the UAE.
  • Brent McCormack said on July 30, 2013
    I am interested in designing my own sunglasses. I have secured a name and logo. I have a few main designs. And was wondering if you can kindly help with any information. Brent
  • cici said on July 30, 2013
    hello you all, I am the sunglasses wholesaler based in New York, we got variety of styles with good quality. Let me know if you re interested. pls contact me through
  • koolopile said on November 12, 2013
    can you please give me the list of sunglass manufactures please... thank you
  • Jack said on December 5, 2013
    Dear Sir or Madam, We are an acetate sunglasses factory in Shenzhen, China manufacturing sunglasses and optical frames(OEM/Foundry). Welcome to contact us to manufacture sunglasses or samples by drawings or references. My e-mail is you!--by Jack
  • Edward Tabora said on January 9, 2014
    Hi I got a question about how to do a name brand of my own on a sunglasses what do I use
  • Amar Jaiswal said on January 9, 2014
    Hi, I am planing to start up a Acetate and Wood eyewear manufacturing plant in Bangalore India. I need guidance on this, various machines and tools needed, their cost and availability in India. I am open to any one who wants to join this start-up factory unit. mail me at
  • Lexi Sheehan said on February 15, 2014
    REALLY LOOKING FOR MANUFACTURERS! Can you provide me with some information about sunglasses manufacturers? Thank YOU for your time! name examples: modrends, chezmo woodwork
  • klzotter said on April 14, 2014
    I am starting a company and one aspect is going to be sunglasses. Can you recommend manufacturers and do you have to provide them with a prototype? Are patents involved as well. Is it possible to purchase sunglasses from wholesalers and brand with my Trademark? Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.
  • Dr M C Agarwal said on May 29, 2014
    I will like to start manufacturing sunglasses in north India Region. I have a captive market of 350 lacs p.a.
  • Tiffany said on May 30, 2014
    Hi all. I am currently based in London with my access to my own handmade acetate frame factory. Do feel free to contact me at should you want anything produced. We provide a one-stop service from autoCAD design to mass production.
  • Nadia said on June 29, 2014
    Hello! i design clothes so i wanna start selling sunnies and place my brand name on! can u provide me some information about sunglasses manufacturers? I'm based in sydney.
  • Brittney said on July 6, 2014
    Hi, I am looking for a company to manufacture my eyewear concept. I am based in Los Angeles - can you recommend companies that could make my samples and then also be my manufacturer? Thank you for your help & guidance. Brittney
  • Terri said on August 19, 2014
    Hello, Hope you are well, thanks for all them information, can you please recommend a manufacturing company and someone to install the logo on glasses. Thank you very much..
  • Anthony Wayne Spencer said on November 9, 2014
    looking forward to open a sunglass business in 4523 Hawkins Rd. Plant City, Fl.33567
  • Izak Meyer said on November 11, 2014
    I started wooden sunglasses in Africa and exported to many countries in the world. We can assist and help to start your own manufacturing facility. We supply all machines, know how, training for less than 50,000 USd.
  • Shamira Moore said on February 21, 2015
    Hello, I am just beginning my eyewear line and would like to know more information and important steps on how to get it rolling. Can you please recommend any reliable manufacturers that will provide me with a prototype and samples. Quality is important, and I want to market to a variety of different consumers. Thanks
  • Tasha monasha said on April 14, 2015
    Any manufactures near the WI area?
  • Simoni said on April 15, 2015
    Hi I wanted to know if there were companies that did custom based orders-not wholesale. I want to design and create my own sunglass frames. Please let me know. thanks
  • Ray Parris said on April 22, 2015
    I'm currently a master barber in the state of texas. I'm a proud entrepreneur, I believe in working hard. But I want a new venture. So I'm looking for some info. Or a manufacturers who needs someone to push there brand, in the process show me the ropes.
  • Mahiri Taylor said on June 29, 2015
    I'm acquiring a patent for a new line of sunglasses, and would like to speak with someone in your company as soon as possible so we can discuss the near future. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
  • Chris B said on March 10, 2016
    Details regarding the BEST sunglass manufacturer. Based out of Houston, TX currently operate a store but looking to expand with our own designs. HELP! Leave emails and website info to point us in the right direction.
  • Siti said on November 14, 2016
    Anybody who already started their business in sunglasses I am interested to be your partner. Email me please
  • Dachanda Everett said on December 19, 2016
    Anybody who already started their business in sunglasses I am interested to be your partner
  • telly byrd said on February 22, 2017
    hi, I would like to know how could design my own line of sunglasses.
  • Tracy Davis said on May 4, 2017
    Hi, we are interested in designing our own line of eyewear and sunglasses.
  • Jessika Cuello said on May 11, 2017
    looking at the questionnaire list i advice that we create a support group chat as we all want the same thing. we can share dependable manufactures and honest feedback on each others designs and maybe even collaborate. We are stronger together than alone. if anyone is interested please feel free to reach out! I am currently a manager for Sunglass Hut and am looking to stop working to grow someone else company. I am overworked and driven to use and share my knowledge of lens technology, popular trends and and target customer base to create my own designs and create a successful business for myself. Retail can be very demanding and the desire to invest more time raising my kids and divert my focus into developing them instead of seasonal hires. It only takes one YES for us to build a network of entrepreneurs and help each other through this journey. i say YES
    Jessika Cuello
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