Shwood – The Oxidised Collection
Bear & Bear have been a true fans of Shwood since we set our eyes on their unique wooden silhouettes. Their latest collection presents raw beauty and stylish sunglasses created through a process of experimentation titled The Oxidised Collection:
Shwood have harnessed nature’s most beautiful elemental reaction in order to create a unique blend of brilliant turquoise blues and golds swirl together. The result is an eye-catching yet subtle palette in the arm inlays, each made from genuine brass. This process gives each individual piece its raw beauty and when paired with the exotic hardwood and Shwood’s aircraft-grade birch core, the result is one-of-a-kind accent piece that will stand the test of time.
The Shwood Oxidized Collection comes in two different styles – Canby Fifty/Fifty Oxidised which has a world-renowned Mazzucchelli acetate inlay, and The Canby Select which is made from Cellulose acetate, a natural and renewable material derived from cotton and wood pulp. Lightweight and extremely strong, this environmentally friendly material boasts a unique warmth that can only be found in nature. The wood is all sustainably-harvested from authorised and supervised plantations across the globe. Only the most premium-grade lumber is hand-selected to ensure rich tones and attractive grain patterns.
To get a glimpse on how this process works, check out the video below:
Whilst we weren’t able to get our hands on any oxidised Shwood sunglasses, we have a fine selection to choose from including these beauts that you can see along with our full Shwood selection on our website: