"In 2007, Monocle magazine was launched to provide a briefing on global affairs, business, culture, design and much more. We believed that there was a globally minded audience of readers who were hungry for opportunities and experiences beyond their national borders. It has since grown into a complete media brand, with print, audio and online elements as well as an expanding retail network and online business. Via our shops in London, Toronto, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Zürich and LA, and our seasonal shop in Merano, Italy, we sell products that cater to our readers’ tastes, produced by brands we believe in. We also have cafés in Tokyo, Zürich and London, as well as a newsstand and coffee concept in London called Kioskafe.
Monocle continues to grow but at our core is the simple belief that there will always be a place for a print brand that is committed to telling fresh stories, that sends photographers on assignments and knows that its success is all down to the readers, advertisers and collaborators who have supported us along the way."