To say that Shwood comes from humble beginnings would be an understatement. The company’s first pair of sunglasses was whittled by hand from the limb of a madrone tree. They were fitted with lenses purchased from a corner store, and finished with a set of rusty hinges from an old cabinet. That was 2009. Today, Shwood has replaced the pocket knife with a laser cutter. The lenses, though they’re still ground to spec in-house, hail from German manufacturer Carl Zeiss. And the home office? It’s still in Portland, Oregon, but it’s no longer a literal home. Some things never change, though. Like that first pair of Shwood shades, each pair today is made in-house, in Portland, with the goal of showcasing the natural beauty of the materials.
Note: At checkout, choose the black frame with gray polarized lenses, the blue nebula frame with G15 polarized lenses, the dark speckle frame with brown polarized lenses, the tortoise frame with gray polarized lenses, or the walnut frame with gray polarized lenses.
A new take on Shwood’s classic-contemporary Govy style, the Govy 2 has a moderately boxy, angular design that’s great for anyone who prefers a bold look. Each pair is fitted with Carl Zeiss polarized lenses for 100-percent UVA/UVB protection. Depending on which pair you get, the frame will be made of walnut or premium Mazzucchelli acetate with hardwood inlays on the arms. The Govy 2 works especially well on round, oval, and heart-shaped faces.
Black, Blue Nebula, Dark Speckle & Tortoise Sunglasses
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is Jan 2, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.