was born from the mind of David Pellicer, a man who spent his childhood surrounded by glasses. David grew up playing in his parents’ factory while developing his knowledge and taste on the topic from an early age.
David introduced color into an accessory that had always been brown or black. Red or yellow sunglasses didn’t exist before then, nor did glasses that combined two or three colors.
When deciding that he wanted to start his own company, David knew that he did not just want to manufacture glasses, but he wanted to leave a mark - to create a brand. He finished his first collection whilst still living with his grandfather, Fulgencio Ramo, who congratulated him on his designs and his modern frames, and for this incorporation of color into an industry that had never seen it before.
David’s brand focuses on the idea of being free, being human, being multi-ethnic and cultured. It boasts bold designs for all types of people, never before seen colorways that emphasize the personality within individual faces, and has had cost adjustments that give the company a competitive edge.
Pellicer’s family have a tradition of high quality manufacturing standards, and this remains fundamental, and is evident in all the glasses that come out of the Etnia Barcelona factory. David Pellicer has led the company from the forefront of the design department, using all his families’ advice on how to make intelligent and qualitative decisions, and to pay special attention to detail.
With three generations worth of expertise, gained over the course of more than 70 years, this family legacy, refined by and renowned for its dedication, its passion and its efforts, is now a worldwide driving force in the sunglasses industry in the form of Etnia Barcelona.