Italia Independent is an Italian design company. Created in 2007 by Lapo Elkann, Andrea Tessitore and Giovanni Accongiagioco. The company is entirely owned by the holding Italia Independent Group. The company debuted in the Italian Stock Exchange in 2013. Italia Independent is most famous for their sunglasses made in carbon fiber. Italia Independent launched on January 9, 2007 during Pitti Uomo. The first project presented was one of the first sunglasses with the frame entirely made in carbon fiber. In 2008 Italia Independent was acquired by a new holding, Italia Independent Group, created to manage new divisions of the company.