Wooden Frame Sunglasses
Posted in Sustainable FashionWednesday, May 8th 2013
Tis the season, the season of sun and sun protection that is. Eyewear is important on many levels. Your eye's need protection from the sun's rays, from a stiff breeze, from getting dirt and bugs in them and on a more immediate level, sunglasses are a highly stylized accessory that can transform your look.
Wooden glasses have shown up on boutique shelves in a big way over the past few summers. Here is a look at two different companies going head to head for your business. Shwood out of Portland, OR and Wooed in San Francisco, CA.
Both these companies are paying tribute to the "back to nature" trend in retail. A trend closely associated to the hip/hipster mentality of getting away from Chinese factories, harsh labor practices and plastics. Shwood and Wooed glasses are handcrafted, quality glasses with high-end lenses. Our daily lives are flooded with cheap goods that constantly break, instantly becoming trash. This makes high quality objects hold more appealing than ever.
Wooed claims to use only reclaimed wood for their frames, giving you even more piece of mind during your sustainable green purchase. "WOOED products are crafted by hand from reclaimed wood or that that has been sustainably harvested."
Wood frames are more flexible and durable than you may expect. Once trying on these alternative glasses, you too may fall victim to quality of wood that these two businesses offer. So which one should get your business? See the facts below to help you decide.
Which brand to buy?
Shwwood: slightly higher prices, ranging from $145 to $285.
Wooed: prices range from $90 to $285.
Shwwood: slightly higher grade of construction. The frames use aircraft quality birch wood that can handle quite a bit of flex and impact.
Wooed: more sustainable choice, reclaimed wood as frame material.
Shwood: offers only unisex frame styles.
Wooed: offers a wider selection of styles with lady specific frames.
Shwood: a better blog.
By: Tyler Davis