Our goal– to put Canada at the top of the list of countries producing the best frames
We see a “Made in Canada” label as a badge of honour one we’re proud to contribute to and want others to know about. If you support the Made-in-Canada movement, we invite you to look into our brand N49° Eyewear.
The name N49° Eyewear
comes from the 49th parallel
Not only is N49° Eyewear Canadian brand and produced in Canada, it also has each model named after Canadian towns, places or cities, reflecting the diversity of the inhabitants and range from sophisticated urban locales to more laid-back municipalities. As each city has its own unique personality, N49° Eyewear offers something for every type of wear to explore. We've carefully selected the names for our models of towns, places or cities because each one features something spectacular that you can't find anywhere else in the country — or possibly even the world.
True Canadian history
Many years of collaboration between an Optician, a Designer, and an Engineer. Professionals investing their combined knowledge to create a new concept and a factory in Toronto, Canada with a simple name Canadian Frame Company.
For many years, we are have wanted to bring to market something new and different and solve an industry dilemma: A designer's creation is not always what an engineer can produce. What an engineer produces will not necessarily look good to the designer. What the designer and the engineer produce, may not be what an optician actually needs!
Years of research and development have been invested into a cutting-edge production line running on an amazing level of 5-axis technology. Producing a level of quality not previously seen in the market.
Our peculiarities in manufacturing
Using the latest CAD-CAM
software and technology
allows us to optimize and
ensure the highest accuracy
Unique CNC technology
complete temples on one machine.
Milling and core shooting are done
at the same time, whic makes the
temples very accurate
Production of the frames
on 5-axis milling
All of this would not be
possible without our team
The company’s founders are professionals who are experts in their industries.
Our engineer has multiple degrees and in-depth knowledge of many types of production, engineering and CNC machining. His professional biography includes work on nuclear and hydropower plants, and in Aerospace Engineering.
Our optician has been in the Canadian eyewear industry since 1986. He is not only an optician but also a skilled lab tech and has extensive experience in optical retail.
One of our designers has been studying frame design under top French designer Pascal Lacotte ( 7 times Gold Silmo winner) and is now applying these skills to our frame production.
Another designer has designed and overseen the development of many major frame collections for the past 25 years, most recently for Kreuzbergkinder Eyewear.