In the 1950s, Fulgencio Ramo—grandfather of David Pellicer, who is the current owner of the company—created his first eyewear factory. His children helped out there and quickly acquired all of the know-how of the business to take over the reins. This second generation designed, created and distributed the glasses all over Spain, but it was not until the 1990s when David Pellicer joined the company with the dream of creating something new. David brought color to a product that, up until that point, had only been brown or black. If there was one thing he knew, it was that he did not want to dedicate his efforts to just manufacturing glasses; he wanted something more. That something was creating a brand. A brand that embodied the idea of being free, human and respectful towards all ethnicities. He wanted a brand that thought of all people and forms of expression through color and art. That’s how Etnia Barcelona was born.
For three generations, quality has been and continues to be fundamental. They control the entire process from beginning to end, scrutinizing every detail to ensure quality standards are met. Additionally, Etnia Barcelona works with the best materials on the market, such as pure mineral glass lenses from Barberini and HD Colors technology, as well as natural acetate from Mazzucchelli. For years, Etnia has been working to be a more sustainable and ethical brand. From natural raw materials to their social project with the Etnia Barcelona Foundation. However, that is not enough for them, and that’s why each day, they strive for their legacy to be leaving a more sustainable future that respects people and the environment.