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Heritage

Maho is an independent sunglass brand with roots in Orange Beach, Alabama and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Maho was founded in 2015 to produce classic, globally inspired eyewear with ultra-premium performance lenses. The name "Maho" reflects the brand's origins at the spectacular Maho Bay on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Inspired by Travel

Founders Alex and Kris Anderson have traveled to 44+ countries together since 2013, when they first had the idea to develop classically styled performance sunglasses. During that time they gathered abundant inspiration from global architecture, landscapes, and citizens of the glove. Each Maho frame is named for a destination visited by Alex and Kris that inspired a matching frame silhouette.

Sourcing

During their travels, Alex and Kris visited the world's best eyewear component factories in Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Hong Kong to source lenses, hardware, and frames. We ultimately chose to work with family-run shops that blend precision engineering with thoughtful craftsmanship.

Designed on the Water for Lives of Adventure

Every pair of Maho glasses is designed in-house at our Orange Beach studio. Each frame is designed to blend comfort, classic sensibilities, and architectural influences to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces to be worn anywhere, everywhere.