CHRIS MANTZ

Founder, DRIFT Eyewear

Chris Mantz is the owner, founder, visionary and manufacturing guru behind Drift Eyewear, a Chicago-based optical frame manufacturer and wholesaler that makes each individual frame, end to end, in their Chicago west loop facility. He believes that sourcing and manufacturing locally are great for the future; his company has worked with Google Glass and other corporations. Chris believes in patience and the power of an organically grown brand – and Drift Eyewear has built a sustainable company in the city.