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Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Teddy Bliss is a fifth generation californian who grew up working on his family avocado farm. As a surfer artist, and collector of exotic cars he has always had a passion for all things handcrafted and valued artisanal details. On a trip to Lake Como, Italy Teddy came across this beautiful pair of handcrafted sunglasses made by local Italian artisans and realized that the tradition and quality of artisanal italian eyewear was hard to come by in the industry today and needed to continue. With that he decided to create Teddys and pay homage to california classic inspired eyewear from the past with refined modern details of the future and started a micro production of artisanal eyewear.