“Dareven is a brand that was created in 2009 by Mr. Lionel Bertrand.
It was originally a very technologically advanced brand of sunglasses (with mineral lenses) without any equivalent on the market today.
Lionel BERTRAND has been in the world of optics since 2002, he started as a representative at Buffard then AIRESS DISTRIBUTION and ended in 2009 with OWP France, which he will leave to set up the distribution of Dareven.
In addition to his job as a representative, he was manager of the "Cassisolaire" Optics store located in Cassis from 2006 to 2013. In 2015, he made the decision to create an eyewear factory in Mauritius, with the help of his French production manager Philippe Morey (33 years at Buffard and Albin Paget).
In order for French know-how to continue, it was necessary to move from France, to become competitive again on the international market.
The bet is successful! The products are qualitatively at the top.
In 2019, the factory direct online sales site was launched. Also present in Mauritius, through an optical store franchise "La lunetterie de L’Isle de France", which currently consists of 7 stores. In short, he knows the world of optics well and is one of the many enthusiasts in this industry.
These different experiences have allowed him to acquire knowledge that ranges from manufacturing, to distribution to the end customer. Special thanks to the Toy (Mr alain Clerc) the president of the MOF, who since Buffard has nourished his eyeglass passion.
"My dear Optician friends, times are tough, we're not going to hide it, Dareven is here to provide you with a solution!" - Lionel BERTRAND "