The Benetton Group and Mondottica International have agreed an exclusive global licence agreement for the design, production and distribution of United Colors of Benetton branded eyewear.

The initial agreement, for both women’s and men’s sunglass models and ophthalmic frames, will run until 2023. The first Benetton sunglass range produced by Mondottica will be available from next year and will be distributed exclusively through Benetton’s own retail network.

From 2019 the distribution of the sunglass ophthalmic frames will be extended to Mondottica’s global wholesale network.

‘We are extremely pleased to have signed a licensing agreement with such a dynamic, innovative and flexible partner who shares with us common characteristics such as internationality, capillary distribution and design,’ said Tommaso Brusó, Benetton Group chief operating officer.