In 1994 our business was born on Granville Island. Our original business name was "Eyeland Framemakers" and being on Granville Island, the name was quite clever! Granville Eyeland was where our head honcho and framemaker, Sara Moshurchak, really made a name for herself as Canada's only maker of handcrafted eyewear (and one of 3 female framemakers in the entire world!)
After 20 years on Granville Island, we finally outgrew our little spot on in the Net Loft and needed to expand to a larger space with enough room to house our retail store, framemaking studio + optical lab. In 2014 we moved smack in the middle of one of Vancouver's trendiest neighbourhoods, Gastown. Here we found a huge, new space with enough room to make Sara's vision become a reality!
And now we are ready to evolve from Eyeland into our true identity....MOSH!! Mosh is a play on Sara’s last name: while she was growing up no one could ever pronounce "Moshurchak" correctly so throughout her life her nickname has been "Mosh". MOSH is what she calls her own collection (and also affectionately refers to her studio as the Mosh Pit – where great ideas come from a mish-mash of chaos and inspiration) so, it makes perfect sense for us to rebrand into a name that reflects our most unique attribute: MOSH Framemakers.
Sara’s reputation for creating one of a kind, tailored, handcrafted eyewear makes her the go-to creator of specific, unique eyewear for the film world. Her eyewear has been seen in TV Shows: A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and in the feature film: Deadpool 2.
Our Curated Collections
In addition to our hand crafted, artisanal, bespoke collection, we proudly offer a selection of independent, exclusive hand-manufactured eyewear brands from around the world, finely selected just for you.
Bome Wooden Eyewear
Let our team of certified Canadian optical elves help you find the perfect eyeglass frame for you. You know, that pair that is one of a kind, just like you.
Head Honcho, Frame Designer, Optical Wizard
A Regina, Saskatchewan native, Sara moved to Vancouver in 1998 and enrolled at Douglas College in the Optician program with dreams of pursuing a career that allowed her to express herself creatively and work with her hands.
In 2001, Sara met Klaus Sebök and was inspired by his artistic mind and talent for producing handmade eyewear. Sara began working at Eyeland Framemakers and eventually took over the business in 2008, carrying on the tradition of designing and handcrafting custom, bespoke eyewear.
Sara’s most recent collection from her label, MOSHdesigns, in addition to her personalized bespoke services, are currently offered exclusively at MOSH Framemakers, located in Gastown, Vancouver.
In The Press
Feb 2018 | Gastown Blog - Eyeland Framemakers reborn as Mosh Framemakers