Who is George Mcbride?
Meet George Mcbride lll, the first African-American to lead the community in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of beautiful, handmade eyewear - all under one roof. Once in a blue moon history is made by a courageous risk taker that manifests his own vision, backed by the faith and persistence to overcome monumental obstacles. George has cultivated his skill set through studying and practicing the techniques of foreign artisans from regions such as Japan, Italy, France and Belgium. With over 20,000 hours of hands-on experience, George has taken bits and pieces from each culture to develop his own unique method of crafting eyewear that is unmatched in the industry. With his ongoing passion for crafting impeccable works of wearable art coupled with a personal investment in the elevation of the community, George has teamed up with North Engineering to create the Eyewear Academy to share his talents, passion and knowledge to teach the of the art of handmade eyewear.