A Greek startup company has impressed people across world, showing the world that there is also a more creative and productive side to Greece. Urban Owl Eyewear belongs to Dimitris Diamantis and it produces handmade sunglasses made exclusively in Greece, targeting European markets.
The company’s progress, despite the country’s adverse economic situation, demonstrates that the ambition and productivity are still alive in Greece.
Urban Owl glasses consist of a handmade frame and unique lenses, containing rare elements that have the ability to selectively filter sunlight. As a result, the lens’ combination of special tint with blue light control filters has a profound effect on the image quality. Furthermore, the lens also protects the wearer from all sources of blue and ultraviolet light, such as the sun, or tablet and computer screens.
Company owner Dimitris Diamantis noted that he wanted to prove young Greeks still have hope and they continue to chase their dreams. “I have heard people claiming that Greeks are lazy, that they don’t work a lot and that they have gotten what they deserved. This is not Greece. I want to show the world another side of the Greek people.”
Another big part of this project focuses on solidarity for people in need. That is why the company has been in contact with a well-known non-profit organization in Greece, in order to ensure transparency in all transactions. For each pair of Urban Owl sunglasses sold through the IndieGoGo campaign set up by Diamantis, the company will donate 5 euros to charity.