Eyewear chain specialist COTI Vision®️ joins Travel Retail Consortium as eyewear accessories category member

8 August 2023. Since 2021, COTI Vision has been innovating across design and functionality with its revolutionary eyewear chains that are both stylish and colourful.  The glasses and eyewear accessories specialist has joined the Travel Retail Consortium as COTI Vision embarks on further expansion into global travel retail.

In October 2022, the brand announced a new listing with Dufry/World Duty Free in three UK airside locations: Gatwick, Manchester & Stansted, and more are in the pipeline according to co-founders, Nancy Gries and Julie Hawkins.

“We are delighted to join the well respected and incredibly helpful community that is the Travel Retail Consortium,” said Hawkins. “We look forward to attending their regular meetings and events and we are very proud to be active TRC members – representing our revolutionary eyewear chains as part of this exciting industry.” 

Commented Martyn Westbury, Acting Chairman of the Travel Retail Consortium: “We are over the moon Nancy and Julie have joined as our eyewear accessories category member. I’m very much looking forward to hearing about their journey so far in travel retail and helping them to achieve great things”.

Note to editors; COTI was successfully featured on the popular TV programme Dragon’s Den, where the chains were praised for their versatility of being used as a glasses/sunglasses chain, mask chain or even turned into a fashionable necklace.    As Dragon, Deborah Meadon stated: “They brought an important bit of everyday kit out of the dullness and into the light.”

Available in an array of colours and styles, each chain is complimented with a branded recyclable gift box. COTI is represented in Travel Retail by YV Brands. contact Janice Smith at janice@yvbrands.com

For media enquiries about the Travel Retail Consortium contact: Row@essencompr.com or Alison@essencompr.com


Julie and Nancy Coti Vision