Fresh out of university, Tom Davies flew to China with a backpack. He began working as a designer for a start-up eyewear factory.
Cutting his teeth on the factory floor, he helped build production from scratch whilst designing glasses for other brands the world over.
Tom returned to London on 2000 and set up TD Tom Davies, the first eyewear brand to custom make frames. The concept was an instant success, and the waiting list for frames sometimes ran to 12 months.
Tom then launched his Ready to Wear line, which was eagerly snapped up by top boutique opticians worldwide.
In 2008, Tom opened his own factory and now offers a full bespoke service through his global network of exclusive opticians.