Julio Eyewear Gains Traction on Kickstarter With Its Inclusive Behind-The-Lens Slim Clip Design Patent

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INTO-KOREA’s newly launched titanium Julio eyewear collection attracts all types of eyes as it surpasses its Kickstarter funding goal in 48 hours.

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“The slim clip design is a meticulous process that we’re proud to specialize in because everyone deserves better eye protection," said Ann.

The Kickstarter community sees promise in the innovative design behind Julio’s patented Polarized Clip and Screen Clip as backers continue to push Julio past their funding goal within the first week of launch. Its Kickstarter campaign launched July 27th, 2020 but word has already begun to spread on the value of the collection.

The Polarized Clip is particularly anticipated by backers who require strong prescription lenses. While polarized sunglasses are easily accessible to those with normal vision, the technology to compress a polarized layer into high-power lenses remains expensive and hard to find. Julio’s Polarized Clip is able to provide the right loophole by polarizing a clip that comfortably fits behind any type of prescribed lenses.

According to CEO Kuk Hwan Ann, the conventional type of polarized clips that attach to the front of lenses haven’t been a good alternative due to their bulkiness. When he realized this, Ann set out to create a clip design that would eliminate the discomfort of stacking two separate lenses but rather work seamlessly as one.

“The slim clip design is a meticulous process that we’re proud to specialize in because everyone deserves better eye protection," said Ann. "Glasses should give you clear vision without feeling like a huge mass wearing you down. It’s got to be light and powerful.”

The mantra behind “light and powerful” also lies behind his choice to build the temples of Julio glasses with high-grade Japanese titanium. The strongest metal for its weight, titanium is both durable and lightweight.

The Julio collection is available on Kickstarter for a limited time. It comes in four models and four colors, all of which backers have the option to choose once the campaign ends. The Early Bird reward starts at $69 and comes with both Clips, a clip pocket, glasses case, and microfiber cleaner cloth. The team expects to begin delivery by November 2020.

Taking its routes from manufacturing and distributing to European optical shops in 2005, INTO-KOREA aims to become an inclusive eyewear brand for all. CEO Ann began his own production process in South Korea but branches out to the global market by bringing together design inspiration and craft technique from his travels.

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