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 grain of the wood.
Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice of frame: black/maple burl, espresso/elm burl, pearl gray/elm burl, Pendleton fifty/fifty turquoise serape, or tortoise/mahogany burl.
These are the sunglasses that started it all. Shwood’s flagship model, the Canby features a refined aesthetic and a classic wayfarer shape that looks great on most faces. The frame is made of premium natural acetate and accented with hardwood inlays on the arms. Each pair is complete with spring hinges and gray polarized Carl Zeiss lenses.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is May 29, 2017 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.