27 Oct '11, 1pm

Shwood – Eyewear Made With Handcrafted Wood

Shwood – Eyewear Made With Handcrafted Wood

Most people with myopia these days may opt for corrective laser eye surgery or contact lenses, but a beautiful, well-crafted pair of eye glasses is still undoubtedly a statement piece, a declaration of one’s personal fashion. It’s even more impressive when said eye glasses are handcrafted by true, creative artists – such as those made by Shwood Handcrafted Wooden Eyewear , an eyewear company that comprises of artists, musicians, and even skateboarders who put together beautiful, unique eyewear made from… natural wood. Portland, Oregon-based Shwood was founded by Eric Singer, whose inspiration for starting the company came from hand-carving a pair of sunglass frames one day out of a Madrone tree limb from his own backyard, adding a rusty pair of cabinet hinges and lenses from a corner store. He then grew from working alone in his workshop to having around 20 staff, all crea...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/10/27/shwood-eyewear-ma...

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