The Original Wood Sunglasses
ESTABLISHED 2009 – FOUNDERs Ryan Kirkpatrick, Eric Singer, Daniel Genco, Taylor Murray, Philip Peterson, – EMPLOYEES: 12 – Location: Portland, OR
About Shwood Eyewear
It all began as a simple experiment with nature.
Founded in 2009, Shwood was born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store. The goal was simple. Create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings.
Pioneering the Process
Equipped with nothing more than rudimentary hand tools and a desire to be different, the manufacturing process was completely engineered from the ground up. Constant experimentation with tools, materials, and design and has resulted in an array of one-of-kind techniques that continues to evolve daily.
Experimentation with new materials is at the heart of what we do. From our original wood frames to stabilized seashells and oxidized metals, Shwood has pioneered over 15 new materials in the eyewear industry.
Committed to Quality
Every piece of eyewear passing through our workshop has been manipulated by over twenty sets of hands, leading their truly unique nature. In an industry consisting of a sea of sameness, the hope is that every Shwood product gives its wearer a sense of individuality that matches their own.
When paired with some of the finest optics and components available, the result is the worlds finest natural eyewear.