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Brief Published: 8 Aug 2011

Upcycled Skateboard Shades


Wooden eyewear company Shwood has collaborated with San Francisco skate brand Huf to create a pair of sunglasses made from upcycled skateboards.

Launched in 2009, Shwood started making wooden sunglasses in a bid to replicate the uniqueness found within nature. The brand shuns seasonal trends and instead creates classic, rooted designs from its studio in Portland, Oregon. All the sunglasses are made with 100% UVA/UVB-protected lenses, with polarized lenses also available. The frames are treated with organic waxes and oils to prevent drying, cracking and splintering.

Shwood founder Eric Singer met Keith Hufnagel, owner of streetwear brand Huf, at a trade show. The Huf x Shwood collaboration is part of Shwood’s Experiment with Nature project – an online platform for creativity that includes videos, blogs and music. The skateboard sunglasses were created as part of an online video experiment looking into upcycling, and are not currently available to buy. Watch the video below to see how they were made.

The Huf x Shwood sunglasses