MILAN — Italian eyewear manufacturer Marcolin and Timberland have renewed their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of the outdoorsy American fashion label’s optical frames and sunglasses. 


The renewable agreement, first signed in 2003, is now valid through the end of 2018.


“Timberland is a brand of worldwide relevance with a precise positioning in the lifestyle market and in our portfolio of brands,” said Marcolin chief executive officer Giovanni Zoppas.


Marcolin manufactures and distributes the collections of a wide range of fashion labels, including Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s, Swarovski, Dsquared2, Diesel, Just Cavalli and Ermenegildo Zegna, along with house brands Marcolin, National and Web.


After the acquisition of Viva International in December 2013, a range of brands passed under Marcolin’s control, including Covergirl, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Guess, Gant, Harley-Davidson, Marciano, Catherine Deneuve, Skechers, Bongo, Candie’s, Rampage, Viva, Magic Clip and Savvy.

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