Celebrating Arbor Day With Over 100 Wood Eyewear Companies

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In Celebration of Arbor Day April 24, we are updating our annual list of Wood Eyewear Companies. That sector of the eyewear market continues to grow. No pun intended.  In fact, this is most likely about half of the Wood Eyewear companies today in the market. Many are making sunwear on Etsy, you have a few in China and then there are the capsule collections from various designers. This year we are including some bamboo companies who call themselves ‘Wood’ eyewear. Technicality speaking bamboo is a grass not a wood.

Bamboo to a certain extent is eco-friendly, as it grows very fast. But if not sustainability harvested, deforestation has killed off many of the Panda population. Pandas are an endangered species.

Wood is a natural material and it is very eco friendly especially when the materials re-used, up cycled,  reclaimed or sustainably sourced, using FSC certified forests. Quite a few companies are off-setting their carbon footprint by giving back and or planting trees for every frame sold.

www.medicinewerx.com
www.medicinewerx.com

Wood Eyewear Companies that Give Back

  1. Anni Shades (Alliance, Ohio) Wood Eyewear that. Plants Trees for every frame sold
  2. Bambooka (UK) raises funds for PEPE, a charity that works with the poor in South Africa.
  3. Barring Eyewear Gives Back to Cancer Research
  4. Bohten Eyewear (Canada) Unusual, Zero waste facility and trying to use compost for materials. Uses Reclaimed Wood. 
  5. Drift Eyewear (Launched 2010 Wood and Acetate, FSC Certified wood and gives back to 1% for the Planet.
  6. EcoCouture Eyewear; (Online) Bamboo Eyewear, Gives back 5% to Earthworksaction.org
  7. Efani Eyewear; (Canada) Wood Eyewear, plants a tree for every frame sold.
  8. Giving Tree Eyewear: Teamed up With Laugh For Sight to give back for Macular Degeneration
  9. Grown Sustainable Wooden Eyewear-(Australia) wood and bamboo eyewear- For every item purchased Grown will fund sight restoring surgery for 2 person or eye exams for 12 children -growndesigns.com
  10. HF Eyewear (Nebraska) Contributes 10% of its gross revenue to Pandas International, an organization working to restore giant panda habitats and preserve the species.

    Proof Eyewear
    Proof Eyewear
  11. Hout Couture (Netherlands) For every pair of Hout Couture wooden sunglasses sold, a seed will be planted through the Eco-Schools Programe, one of the many initiatives supported by WWF-SA and Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA)
  12. Kayu (Burlingame, CA) Bamboo Sunglasses – A percentage of each sale is donated towards creating economic opportunities for craftspeople in developing nation
  13. Medicine Werx: Wood Sunglasses, who donate a Tree for Every 10 Frames Sold and a member of 1% for the planet.
  14. Moat House Eyewear (UK)- Gives Back to Endangered Species
  15. Palo Wood (Amsterdam) Wood and Skatedeck Eyewear. Plants Trees and Youth Peach Ambassadors.
  16. Panda– (Washington DC)  Bamboo and wood eyewear- Provide Free Eye Exams with Tomao Foundation (wearpanda.com)
  17. Parachute– (Dutch) Bamboo Eyewear called Bambuya.Participates in American Forest Global Releaf program.
  18. Proof Eyewear (Eagle, ID)  wood sunwear, donates back to eye hospitals, deforestation in Haiti and eyeglass. Also offers a one for one program.

    Siempre Verde Style Sepulveda
    Siempre Verde Style Sepulveda
  19. Pterys is Wooden Eyewear For a Cause.
  20. Razon (Florida) partnered with Adjusters to give back 3 pair of eyeglasses to developing nations.
  21. Seed Eyewear: Plants 5 Trees for every frame sold.
  22. Siempre Verde: Wood Sunglasses that is a member of 1% for the Planet.
  23. Sires Eyewear- (CA) Wood eyewear , Support Trees For the Future.
  24. Timber (Dana Point, CA) Eco Friendly eyewear made with sustainable bamboo, skateboard deck waste. Plants trees for every frame sold.
  25. Tommy Ownes-(Florida) Wood Sunglasses, Give back with every purchase to Charity Water.
  26. Verde Style (USA) Bamboo- Maboo Shades. Plants Trees for every frame sold.
  27. Vuerich B (Barcelona, Spain) Wood Eyewear and Skateboard Deck Eyewear Use reclaimed products, recycle and have collaborations with companies for giving back.
  28. Wood Wear Handmade Sustainable Sunglass– (Hermosa Beach, CA)  Bamboo Sunglasses – we will donate a percentage of each sale to organizations that are helping others. In order to help as many people as possible, we will support a new cause every couple of months.
  29. WoodLuck Eyewear: Plants a Tree for Every Frame sold
  30. Wooed Eyewear: (Wooed by Wood) Plants a Tree for Every Frame sold
  31. WoodRoze Wooden Sunglasses (Florida) a percentage of each pair of sunglasses sold support Mote Marine Laboratory.
  32. Woodys Barcelona (Spain) Wood Eyewear and plants trees.
  33. Woodwear Sunglasses  (Hermosa Beach, CA) Donate back to various organizations. Bamboo Sunglasses
  34. WoodZee (2011) (USA) Wood Eyewear- Plants trees for every frame sold. Uses recycled goods and will recycle your old woodzee glasses for discount off new pair.
  35. Zerezes (Brazil) -Wood Eyewear made from Salvage wood.

Wood Eyewear Companies  I have underlined The wood eyewear companies that use reclaimed wood. 

  1. 1st Element Sunglasses (Michigan) Bamboo Sunwear
  2. Adam Mugavero- WoodEyewear- Custom wood designs Adam Mugavero
  3. Arc- Iris (Idaho)
  4. Art Setters– Groups of Artists all over the world that are creating wood eyewear.
  5. Aye Spy Glasses  (Ireland)
  6. Bad Spade Bamboo and Wood Eyewear
  7. Ballo Eyewear (South Africa) Frames are made from recycled paper and off-cut timber from local furniture producers.
  8. Bambooka (UK) Bamboo Sunglasses
  9. Best Glasses (Russia) by Anton Saltanov
  10. Bome Eyewear (Portland, OR) Wood Eyewear
  11. Bosky Eyewear (Portland, OR)
  12. Brushwood Eyewear (Huntington Beach, CA) Wood and Bamboo Eyewear
  13. Capitol Eyewear- ( USA) Wood eyewear, uses reclaimed wood from sustainable sources in the USA.
  14. Corvus Fittings (Canada) Bamboo Eyewear

    Waiting For The Sun
    Waiting For The Sun
  15. Crown Wood Eyewear 
  16. Dolpi (Italy) Sustainable Wood Eyewear
  17. Evoke Conscious Design (Brazil)
  18. eWooden Eyewear (Italy): Eyewear made from Wood Scraps
  19. Fritz Frames (Australia)
  20. Feb 31st (Italy) Uses FSC certified wood.
  21. Gafas Concept (Poland?)
  22. Gold and Wood (Florida)
  23. Goldson (Belgium)

    Homes Eyewear
    Homes Eyewear made from abandoned homes in Detroit
  24. Grein Optics (Colorado)
  25. Hachet Eyewear (Utah)
  26. Herrlicht (Germany)
  27. Homes Eyewear (Detroit) Uses wood from abandoned homes in Detroit, MI 
  28. I Wear Sticks (Bamboo Sunglasses)
  29. iWood (KY) (Louisville, KY) Eyewear Made from reclaimed wood.
  30. Karl Wooden Specs (Estonia)
  31. Karun (Chile) FSC Certified wood Sunglasses, sustainable packaging, uses local sources.
  32. Kees Wennekendonk (Netherlands)
  33. Knot Eyewear (New Zealand)

    Arc Iris Style Phoenix
    Arc Iris Style Phoenix
  34. Kraa Kraa Eyewear (Finland)
  35. Kraft Eyewear (South Africa)
  36. Kurtis (California) Bamboo Sunglasses
  37. Lunet Eyewear (Romania)
  38. M.A.D.E (Italy)
  39. Nautique Optix (Ohio)
  40. Nerdy Frames
  41. Noah Eyewear
  42. Northwood (Canada) doesn’t use endangered Rainforest Wood)
  43. Pala Wood (Australia) Does not use wood from rain forests and claims it only uses wood from sustainable forests.
  44. Palens (Barcelona, Spain)
  45. Parkman Sunglasses (New Jersey)
  46. Rolf Spectacles (They Also Have Bamboo) and have won design awards for their wooden eyeglasses.
  47. Roots Eyewear (Japan)

    Feb31st Style Gabriel
    Feb31st Style Gabriel
  48. Rozi Eyewear (Hungary)
  49. Seeds of Life (Wood Eyewear made only with fallen Wood)
  50. Shwood Eyewear (Canby, OR)  Makes wood eyewear from reclaimed sources (whiskey barrels, barns, baseball bats, wine vats)
  51. Specs of Wood (New York)
  52. Traps Eyewear (Maine) Made from Lobster Traps
  53. Tree Spectacles (Italy)
  54. Two- O (Amsterdam)
  55. Urban Spectacles (Chicago, Ill)
  56. Urushi (Japan)
  57. Takemoto (Etsy)
  58. Vartez Eyewear (Columbia)

    Ballo Shweshwe Limited Edition
    Ballo Eyewear Style Shweshwe Limited Edition
  59. Waiting For The Sun  (France) used reclaimed wood.
  60. We Wood (Los Angeles)
  61. Westwood Sunglasses 
  62. W-Eye (Italy)
  63. Wooden Specs Studio (Indianapolis, IN)
  64. Woodfellas (USA)
  65. WooDone (Italy)
  66. Woodstock Eyewear (Slovenia)
  67. Xylo Wood Sunglasses (Greece)

Recycled Skateboards or SkateDeck Eyewear  Skateboards are made with wood, therefore we have included them. There are also some SkateDeck Eyeglasses on Etsy.

  1. Art Of Board x Modasten Creates Eco Friendly Sunglasses From Skateboard Decks
  2. Brak Sunglasses (Spain)
  3. Diamond Supply (California ) Wood and Skate Deck Eyewear
  4. Eqo Optics– (Colorado) Skate Deck Eyewear. They are only on Facebook.
  5. Holloway Eyewear (Australia) Make eyewear From Recycled Skate Decks
  6. Palowood (Amsterdam)

    wooedbywood
    Skate Deck Eyewear wooedbywood
  7. Proof Eyewear (Idaho) Wood is sustainably sourced.
  8. Raft Eyewear (Australia)
  9. SBOJi (Fountain Valley, CA) Bamboo and Skatedeck Eyewear
  10. Shwood (Oregon)
  11. Sk8 Shades (South Africa) Recycled Skateboard Decks
  12. Skog Eyewear (Portugal)
  13. Timber (CA)
  14. Tmbrwood (Etsy) Made from Skatedecks
  15. Vuerich B (Spain)
  16. Woodzee (USA)
  17. Wooed By Wood 

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