It all started in the 1960s with a small family optical workshop, fueled by a passion for high-quality, innovative eyewear and the entrepreneurial spirit of Maria Negri and her beloved husband, Carmine Milone. At first, it was all about mounting lenses into frames for a large Italian manufacturer. Less than a decade later, the factory was already buzzing with many more manufacturing processes and in the late 70's and early 80's Carmine became the first eyewear factory owner to investigate and bring to the optical market the now well-known revolutionary nylon material, Grilamid TR90.
This innovation was a critical step that spearheaded Mirage from a small family business into a global provider of high-quality eyewear, using this lightweight and incredibly resistant Swiss material. From then on, Mirage has captured the attention of numerous renowned brands worldwide and its quality products became a benchmark for the market.
Today, the company is run by the 2nd Milone generation, Monica, Matteo and Cristiano, while the 3rd generation, starting with Jessica, is already being groomed into leadership positions. Possibly exceeding their parents expectations (or not!), the 3 siblings have taken their parents company to new heights, becoming a leader in manufacturing and quality for sunglasses and optical frames. Mirage prides itself on its long-term projects and investments such as new technologies, equipment, materials and a strong emphasis on eco-friendly products, as well as on the caring and family-like culture that defines the company's workforce.
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