Brooklyn is home to many creative spaces, factories, production houses, and manufacturing hubs. The Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park is one of those spaces. This history-clad structure is a manufacturers gem. The abandoned WWII complex has become one of the city’s most popular places to set up shop. All kinds of companies, brands, and designers are packing up and moving to the BAT. One of those brands, Lowercase NYC, is an eyewear company that prides itself on bringing a lost trade back to New York City. They design and craft unique eyewear styles in their Brooklyn workshop with modern machinery and quality materials. They only source Italian and Japanese Acetate, Carl Zeiss Sun Lenses, and German engineered hinges from OBE.
Their eyewear designs go through a 2-week process that includes 30-steps from start to finish. Their creation process involves old school techniques with modern-day machinery. We toured their workshop and watched them work as they created frames, smoothed out materials, and crafted really dope eyewear styles that were made with plenty of care and pride. When the craftsmen at Lowercase are making frames, their intentions are to make the best product they can. Being able to meet the craftsmen and see the machinery that created your product is an experience like no other.
Since its National Eyewear Day, it’s only right you check out the video below to get a glimpse of the Lowercase process for making frames. Check them out on Instagram and visit here to purchase your first pair of Lowercase frames.
“We believe the best products are made when there’s an intimate knowledge of the process that makes them. We take an immersive approach to design and production, sourcing the best materials and employing both new technologies and hand-finishing techniques. Most importantly, each step of our 30-step process – from design to delivery – is done in our Brooklyn Army Terminal workshop. Nothing leaves our hands until it’s on its way to you.”