In 2015 and 2016, Tura proudly sponsored the Accessory Council’s Next Generation Award in the Eyewear category. This award is delivered to graduating seniors from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Each year, Jennifer Coppel, Vice President of Brand Management for Tura, was invited to F.I.T. to lecture to the graduating accessory design seniors about the history of eyewear, and the process of designing eyewear. Towards the end of the semester, the students came to Tura’s design office in New York City to really see how it all works. Jennifer would again lecture with concept boards, drawings, acetate, and samples to demonstrate the process further. In May, two members of Tura’s product team selected a first place and second place winner for the award and presented the award at the prestigious awards ceremony. Tura is firmly committed to helping schools develop new talent, and we are honored to be a part of this process.