First and foremost, De Rigo is a family with a fascinating history, worth telling and sharing. A convergence of experience, reliability and resourcefulness. It was founded in 1978 by the brothers Ennio and Walter De Rigo as a small company of artisans working in the area of Belluno. In the following years, De Rigo SpA grew tremendously, becoming a leading Group in the glasses market.
A success gained by:
We carry forth the Italian eyewear style and tradition into the world, placing our experience at the service of the inspiration and aspirations of every single country. Our creations reflect a business made up of people, relationships backed by true values, ongoing research and original creative processes, along with style innovations, inimitable brands and excellent quality. Ours is a unique and unmistakable approach: from the very first day, we decided to believe in people, putting the same care into our relationships as we put into the design and manufacture of our eyewear.
Our all-Italian creations can be recognised by their essence. They are a marriage in which form, light and colour are shaped by the skillful hands of master craftsmen so that they can be integrated into stateof the art production processes, a know-how that is part of our history and tangible values that have become established in our production plants and improve each day, thanks to our special ties with professionals and companies the world over.
Dreams and inclinations are translated into technological innovation and formal research: our house brands stem from passionate research, creative project management and thrilling discoveries, to produce an exclusive form of Italian creativity.
The licensed collections, born out of relations with top quality partners from the world of fashion and luxury, are based on a shared vision and common values: we have chosen each other so as to represent the distinctive soul of the individual brands.
At De Rigo, we have embarked upon a pathway to sustainable development, with the aim of making environmental responsibility an ever more integral part of our business model. We are committed to doing better day after day,
mindful of the fact that even small steps can bring about big results.
All of our packaging is made from recyclable, compostable or, in any case, reusable materials and is produced by FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council) suppliers that use raw materials from sustainablymanaged forests. The introduction of boxes developed using natural fibres, bubble wrap made from compostable bio-material and envelopes and cushioning produced from recycled paper, has enabled us to stamp out plastic and reduce the volumes of padding and waste to dispose of. At the same time, the smaller volumes have enabled us to optimise our shipments, and so reduce the fuel required to send out the products.
As of 2019, we have been working alongside Save the Planet Onlus to safeguard the environment in the fight against climate change, pledging to offset our Co2 emissions and contribute thereby to a reduction in the damaging impact that mankind has on the natural world each and every day. We are committed to developing eyewear that is progressively more
sustainable, starting with the use of alternative raw materials that have a reduced impact on the environment. Our collections are increasingly featuring the use of eco-friendly biodegradable and recyclable bioacetates, derived from wood and cotton fibres, as well as bio-lenses made from ecological resin produced by the castor-oil plant.
In 2018, on occasion of the Group’s 40th anniversary, the De Rigo family realised a dream that had been a long time in the making, the founding of the Fondazione De Rigo – H.E.ART (Health, Education & Art for Youth). The mission is to provide support to young people, enabling them to enjoy their inalienable right to health and education, while also stimulating the development of their individual personalities by subsidising artistic and cultural activities.
Each year, the Fondazione awards scholarships to the children of De Rigo Group employees and supports social projects promoted by not-for-profit organisations. To date, the Fondazione has collaborated, amongst others, with NGO Action Against Hunger (in the fight against hunger and malnutrition), the Centro Nazionale Contro il Bullismo - BULLI STOP (to combat and prevent bullying and cyberbullying), DaBoot (mototherapy), Psyché Onlus (app development to provide hospitalised children and their families with psychological support), Assi Onlus (education on di abilities), Amici di Adamitullo ETS (educational and everyday support in Ethiopia).