Shwood is a Portland, Oregon based design company of these handmade, all-wood-framed shades-
Shwood currently gets its lumber shipped in from sustainably-harvested operations in Africa.
All styles are available with a selection of variously-tinted polarized lenses, which reduce glare…so basically this chopped down tree will still give shade !!!
Other things WOOD related from the SampleSaleShop.com vault : GoodWoodNYC- World Cup Wood Medallions
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Earth Day is all about recycling and sustainability. Italian sneaker company, AliveShoes, does both!
Recycling: Do you ever recycle vintage clothes into art, or something new? They do the opposite. They make brand new kicks, send them to artists to be included in installations, then take the work apart and sell the shoes when the artist is done with them.
Pied a Terre, in Montelago, Italy, by Argentinean designer Sebastiano Mauri, made from 227 pairs of AliveShoes
Beach Blocks by New York artist Steven Siegel, made with 416 pairs of AliveShoes
Sustainability: AliveShoes are made from natural or organic cotton, leather, cork, and biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane. AND, they are all handmade in Italy.Each sneaker has an id number and a copy of the artist’s original sketch stitched into the tongue.
Special Earth Day shoutout to our friends at Inhabitat, who are celebrating their 5 year anniversary!!!
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