NEWS BRIEF – Cindy Hussey, founder and creative director of Velvet Eyewear, designs fashionable glasses from her loft-like office in NYC’s garment district. She started shipping Velvet three years ago as an independent American brand, designed by and for women.
She received the plug of a lifetime when it was announced on the “Steve Harvey” show today to millions of viewers: “Everyone’s going home with these hot sunglasses – Velvet Eyewear is sexy, soulful and the newest ‘must-have’ accessory.”
For a local small business, competing in an international market, partnering with the Emmy award-winning Steve Harvey is like winning an Olympic Gold Medal.
“Owning a business is challenging even when it comes naturally and you love it. It’s all worth it when you get the phone call that says … millions of people will see your product on ‘Steve Harvey!’ Move over Shark Tank,” said Hussey. “Now go out and buy Velvet.”
Hussey comes from an ancestry of famous European painters, engravers, musicians and designers. Both Velvet Optical and Sun frames are handmade in Italy with the finest materials.
For more on Velvet, visit www.velveteyewear.com.