From watches to sunglasses, fashion accessories crafted from wood are at an all-time high. Pioneers in the movement, Portland-based Shwood just introduced their latest edition, the Ashland, which improves on the durability of other models. Paying tribute to the classic utilitarian design of aviator glasses, the Ashland sets mirrored (below, left) or polarized (below, right) lenses within chunky East Indian Rosewood frames.
The new design boasts a 100% increase in strength, resulting in even longer-lasting glasses. And to protect these gems, Shwood came up with an attractive hard case to house them. Constructed from a mix of Walnut and European Maple, the wooden case features a two-piece slider design to keep frames secure as well as easily accessible.
To celebrate the release of the Ashland, Shwood is giving away one pair of the new style each Thursday during the month of October, 2010. To enter, simply visit the official Shwood fan page on Facebook. The Ashland sells online from Shwood for $145.