Since the beginning, Dragon set out to be the leading eyewear and accessories brand in the active youth lifestyle market by supporting the best athletes with premier products, while remaining connected to core retailers and consumers. That mission still holds true today and remains to be the driving force behind the company’s triumph and heritage.
From a garage in Capo Beach, CA in 1993, founder Will Howard aimed to build a company that encompassed his affinity for surfing, snowboarding, and riding dirt bikes. Eagerness and a niche expertise of the market bore Dragon’s first and still primary product – sunglasses. Initially distributing to local surf shops before expanding brand awareness in Hawaii and Florida, Dragon would soon develop a global reach, eventually appearing in the Australian and European marketplace.
Dragon gradually broadened its reach, while simultaneously developing innovative and diversified product offerings in the eyewear category. With an emphasis on creating functional and premium merchandise, our brand has stayed true to its appeal in the youth market, while continuing to push the status quo.