Making Eyes

ZANZAN is a Maltese word for the feeling of wearing something special for the first time. Eyewear lovers, Megan Trimble and Gareth Townshend, founded ZANZAN Eyewear to share their love of handmade eyewear with a new kind of optical brand.

All ZANZAN products are designed in our London studio and 100% handmade in the specialist workshops of Valdobbiadene, a small town in the alpine meadows of Northern Italy. We believe in ‘buy better, buy less’ so we build eyewear that lasts beyond seasons and trends, using the labour-intensive manual processes that define handmade Italian eyewear. 

Each finished frame is then individually shaped, balanced and hand-polished to make sure the wearer has the feeling of wearing something really special every time they wear their ZANZANs.