Sunglasses in 2013

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Value growth of sunglasses in 2013 is expected to exceed that in 2012, increasing by a further 6% as compared to 3.8% from the year before. Growth will stem from consumers being more informed that sunglasses, apart from being a fashion accessory, can help protect the eyes and skin from sun damage. Growth is also due in part to expanding income per capita as well as urbanisation, lending to bright prospects at the luxury end in selected markets such as India and Russia.