May 30, 2012
The highly anticipated brand Shwood is now at Three Monkeys! Beautiful wooden sunglasses, handcrafted in Oregon from fine exotic woods, they’re really something special. We’ve been waiting on these for a while, here’s an intro to the brand and a look at some of the styles we have in stock…
“It’s the little things that matter most. From wood selection to lens cleaning, every step of the process requires careful consideration. Based in Portland, Oregon, Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process guarantees this attention to detail, and ensures that the spirit of craftsmanship lives in the products we create. After all, it’s the little intricacies that make something truly special.
A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.
Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted piece of wooden eyewear. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. All models are accompanied by 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses imported from Italy. Polarized lenses are also available.”
Zebrawood / Grey | Cherry / Grey | Zebrawood / Brown Polarized
Shwood’s original wooden sunglasses. Since the beginning, the Canby has been Shwood’s flagship model, and for good reason. The classic wayfarer styling and refined aesthetics of the Canby lay the groundwork for an entire wood eyewear revolution. Simple but unforgettable, the Canby mixes timeless style with the luxuriousness of exotic hardwoods.
Cherry / Grey
The curvaceous Neskowin takes our traditional wooden wayfarer a step further with a more robust frame and thin temples, making it the most full-bodied piece in the Shwood family.
East Indian Rosewood / Grey Polarized
The angular design of the classic-contemporary Govy makes it a perfect choice for anyone preferring wood sunglasses with a bold look. With a moderately boxier design, the Govy projects a slightly more masculine appearance than the Canby, while still maintaining unisex appeal.
Zebrawood / Brown Polarized
The well-mannered Oswald speaks sophistication through its classic panto-shaped wood frame and particular keyhole bridge. With lineage dating back to the 1930′s this time-tested style will bring out the intellectual in anyone with the confidence to make it their own.