In this episode of the In Conversation podcast in partnership with Klarna for Business, Contributing Editor Eric Musgrave talks to Jason Kirk, Co-founder & CEO of eyewear business Kirk & Kirk.
Jason created Kirk & Kirk to present fashionable individuals with the opportunity to find unbranded, bold and elegant eyewear to suit their specific style. Jason grew up surrounded by optics. He runs the business side of Kirk & Kirk and regularly visits their factory in France for in-person quality checks.
His wife Karen, also a Co-Founder, studied design in London, and was working for Saatchi & Saatchi when she turned to optics.
Motivated by their family legacy, Kirk & Kirk was an immediate success, with their frames now sold across the globe and are ever-present on the red carpet on celebrities such as Robert Downey Jr. Their designs have also won awards and plaudits across the eyewear industry and the press.
Jason talks to Eric about his early career, his motivations and family history, the science behind eyewear production, how he navigated the business to launch in 30 countries, and why trend-led fashionable individuals, such as Eric, choose to wear the brand.
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