Readers and Sunglasses Feature Artwork of Artist Corrine Hunt

Claudia Alan logoFor Immediate Release – July 9, 2009

North Vancouver, B.C. – Claudia Alan Inc. recently launched an inspired collection of readers and sunglasses showcasing the work of First Nations artist Corrine Hunt. The AYA Accessories collection includes high quality ready-to-wear reading glasses (retailing from $39 – $60), sunglasses (retailing at $35), embossed cases and cleaning cloths. The line is available at fine retailers across Canada and at

Aya EyewearThe elegant, yet stylish look of the AYA sunglasses and readers are sure to start conversations wherever they are worn. The line created and designed by Carla D’Angelo, Founder and President of Claudia Alan, features original artwork by Hunt. Said D’Angelo: “We are the first company to infuse traditional First Nations art with contemporary eyewear accessories, and that is very exciting for us.” She added: “Working with Corrine was very inspiring, I am a huge fan of her work and I think consumers will love these readers and sunglasses.”

The new AYA line follows fresh on the heels of the successful second season launch of the company’s Pink Ribbon Readers in October 2008.

True to Claudia Alan’s approach to contributing to its community, $2 from the sale of every pair of AYA eyewear supports ONEXONE First Nations Nutritious School Breakfast Program. “It is truly a wonderful honour to be associated with such a passionate and caring company,” said Joelle Adler, Founder of ONEXONE. “At ONEXONE we believe in helping children one by one as well as the power of each individual to make a difference and nowhere is this more apparent than in the partnership we’ve developed with Claudia Alan/AYA Accessories.”

The AYA Accessories collection is composed of ready-to-wear reading glasses and sunglasses. The collection focuses on wearable art, featuring Native art in a range of designs found on four styles of reading glasses (two are specifically designed for women and two are unisex), available in weak (1.50), medium (2.00) and strong (2.50). AYA sunglasses come in three highly fashionable and unique styles – two for women and one for men. The optical line of frames is set to debut in the fall of 2009.

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For more information, please contact Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies at 604-303-1052 or at

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