La LOOP -An Essential Accessory
Published on July 19, 2015
My most gratifying experience while attending North America's premier optical trade show last spring was my encounter with Elizabeth Faraut, Creative Director and CEO of La LOOP. Our meeting was her first appointment booked at the event and she graciously acquainted me with new designs, twenty of which are typically released each season. Elizabeth's unwavering passion for the unique item she developed in 1999 was expressed through her description of it's production and in the manor she physically handled the luxurious and essential accessory. Its creation was born of necessity. Having misplaced too many pairs of glasses, herself, Elizabeth created a stylish and functional line of jewelry from which eyewear can be suspended. A La LOOP retains the integrity of a frame's adjustment as it hangs without compromising the wearer's style. Patented for utility and design, the 360-degree hinges on either side of the loop keep glasses secure and in place without bending, twisting, or falling out. When the glasses hang, the necklace moves independently of the loop leaving the frame laying flat and stable against the wearer. The first necklace for eyewear, La LOOP has been recognized worldwide as an invention by countless museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art. Elizabeth personally oversees the production of the hand-made pieces and ensures that the materials incorporated are sustainably sourced from local suppliers within their countries of origin. These adornments include fresh water pearls, pyrite, agate, quarts, wood and shell. Most loops are sterling silver, while others are plated in gold vermeil, antiqued and satin finishes. The leathers used in the necklaces come from a fifth-generation mill in Northern Italy. Gemstone and beaded La LOOPS are strung on nylon thread for added durability and finished with a matte French wire. We stock an extensive selection of La LOOPS and a variety of hand-made eyewear leashes. We invite you to all Josephson locations in order to appreciate Elizabeth's innovations.