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    Why ‘Made in Italy’ is often a lie



    1. Rock Center with Brian Williams. Presto! Designer products made by Chinese get ‘Made in Italy’ stamp. 2012 Oct 12. Available at: http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/12/14392020-presto-designer-products-made-by-chinese-get-made-in-italy-stamp. Accessed 03/31/2016.

    2. Bonior J. Seeing through the lens: American-made eyewear. Alliance for American Manufacturing. 2015 Aug 12. Available at:  http://www.americanmanufacturing.org/blog/entry/seeing-through-the-lens-american-made-eyewear. Accessed 03/31/2016.

    3. Thomas D. Made in China on the Sky. New York Times. 2007 Nov 23. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/23/opinion/23thomas.html. Accessed 03/31/2016.

    Konrad Billetz
    Konrad Billetz is the co-founder and CEO of Frameri Eyewear.

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    • StewartGooderman
      The people who should be most upset about this are the Italian frame manufacturers themselves. A tarnished reputation/scandal can take decades to undue. What they should do is create a registered trademark that can only be used on the frame if the frame is completely made in Italy, plastic/metal, creation and assembly. And create a business that does nothing but inspect the frame's origins before allowing the TM to be used. You can then finance this through a value-added tax on the frame. Much like kosher certification is done.

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