Luxottica, the manufacturer of Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses, chose a particular area of Italy as the primary manufacturing site because of its tradition of fine eyewear craftsmen.
Home of Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana, as well as the less expensive D&G line, are primarily made in Agordo, Italy. This snow-swept region is home to generations of eyeglass craftsmen and Luxottica's international headquarters.
Six Factories in Italy
Luxottica also manufactures its sunglass lines, including Dolce & Gabbana, at six factories all over Italy. Some Dolce styles are made at one, some at another, depending on time and that particular factory's needs.
More Factories in China
Two more factories are in China. Here, Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses are also made, saving the company shipping costs by providing a "local" factory for those seeking the brand in Asia.
Agordo, Italy, is a small village nestled in the northeastern corner of the country. It has a population of roughly 4,500 people.
The Men Behind Dolce & Gabbana
The brand was launched in 1985 by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. They have since become internationally known as fashion icons.
The Rise of D&G
Started in 1994, the edgier younger "sibling" of Dolce & Gabbana was quickly embraced by the young, and young at heart. Now a fashion must-have on its own, D&G is also the mark of a truly fashion-forward individual.