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Recycled Eyeglasses Manufacturing - Good for the Environment?

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 4 September 2019

The business of sustainability is booming. Companies worldwide are turning their attention to creating products that are as eco-friendly as possible through sustainably sourcing, giving back or making the core product components from recycled materials — and the eyeglasses industry is no different. 

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

Eyewear and E-commerce - Sell More, Worry Less

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 10 July 2019

Selling eyewear online is becoming the Norm, but when you take a look behind the storefront, you’ll see that much work goes into managing quality products. Warehousing, quality control, and general supply chain management take up a lot of time and effort. But how can you adapt your business model to make it less labor intensive and still guarantee the quality of your products? Less returns, better reviews! This article is the start of selling more and worrying less. 

Topics: Eyewear Supply Chain Design

The Building Blocks Of an Eyewear Supply Chain Designed for China

Posted by David Li on 27 March 2019

The eyewear supply chain in China is a bit of an enigma and greatly misunderstood. More often than not we don’t consider the intricate networks involved to manufacture eyewear. You need to understand that Manufacturers have suppliers, and those suppliers have sub-suppliers. If you want control the quality and pricing of your eyewear, you need to understand the nature of an eyewear supply chain in China and how you can manage it better.

Topics: Eyewear Supply Chain Design

Your Complete Guide to MIDO (+ Detailed Milan Travel Guide)

Posted by David Li on 21 January 2019

Mido 2018 was a record-breaking event with the highest number of eyewear professionals ever attending a show of it’s kind, 49,000! This year’s show is looking to break that record again with an attendance of 58,000 expected. PEL brings you the complete 2019 MIDO guide, all the information you need in one place!

Restricted & Toxic Substance List in Eyewear - Hidden Dangers (RSL)

Posted by David Li on 28 November 2018

PEL General Manager Zenobia Chan had the privilege of presenting on Restricted and Toxic substances in eyewear at this year’s Hong Kong Optical Fair. In her presentation, she highlights the hidden dangers of RSL and how it affects each and everyone in the grand scheme of the eyewear trade, and how you can manage your RSL.

The 2018 Hong Kong Optical Fair is Here

Posted by Simon Zeng on 6 November 2018

The Hong Kong Optical Fair is here, and PEL will be present in full force at Booth 1A-F14. Here’s what you can expect from China’s foremost eyewear testing and inspection service provider at this year’s Hong Kong Optical Fair.

HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair - 7 Steps to a Successful Fair (2018)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 23 July 2018

Arguably the most efficient way to find an eyewear manufacturer in China is to attend an eyewear trade show in the region. With the 2018 Hong Kong Optical Fair coming up, we’re publishing 7 of the best tips on how you can make a success of this year’s HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair.

3D Printed Glasses -Viable Business or Science Experiment? (Updated)

Posted by Zenobia Chan on 18 April 2018

3D Printed glasses have been a major topic of conversation in the eyewear trade in recent years, reaching a zenith in 2017. From the onset the tech promised to “change the game” and “revolutionise the eyewear trade”, and many eyewear companies invested a lot of time and resources into 3D printing unique eyewear. But has the tech and materials evolved enough to make this a viable business option, and can you control the quality?

Topics: Eyewear Manufacturing

Quality Eyewear "Made in China" Not a Myth - Eyewear Insight 

Posted by David Li on 16 March 2018

Eyewear, like everything manufactured in China, has a bad “Made in China” stigma attached to it. There are thousands of people online that are quick to knock China for “bad quality” and “cheaply produced” products. However, is a product manufactured in a different country then by definition better? Of course not! As an independent testing lab in China here's a bit of our eyewear insight. 

Topics: Eyewear insight

3 PPE Eyewear Tests You Should Know - EN 166

Posted by David Li on 27 February 2018


Protective eyewear sold throughout the world must comply with specific standards, in this blog we’ll be looking at the EN 166:2001 standard. What are the processes and requirements of EN 166:2001 and what standards apply depending on the application.