Industry City is a large campus located on the Gowanus Bay waterfront in Brooklyn, New York, where design studios and manufacturing facilities thrive alongside shops, restaurants and gorgeous views. It’s also the New York City enclave that Modo Eyewear calls home to its M Factory, its factory dedicated to the production of Modo’s Made in Brooklyn collection.

Modo opened its factory in 2016, a move that was both an opportunity and a challenge at the time. Brian Dombrowski, Modo’s director of ECP sales and marketing, explained, “There has been an appetite from U.S. consumers over the past decade for American made products, not just in eyewear but [in] everyday items like apparel and accessories to higher end purchases like cars and bikes. Modo’s owner and global CEO Alessandro Lanaro and Rebecca Geifer, CEO of Modo Americas saw the opportunity and challenge and we are proud to be among the leaders in the industry for American made eyewear.”

Although the past few years have presented challenges related to COVID, supply chain issues and rising inflation, Dombrowski told VM that Modo’s nimble and responsive leadership has led the company through these rougher waters. Now, Modo is focusing on expanding its Brooklyn Made collection with new shapes and colors, while also making positive changes to production. He explained, “Our factory has also improved their processes and become more efficient so we remain excited to offer amazing products with the highest quality that Modo is known for.”