These Wood Grain Sunglasses are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

By Andrew Liszewski on at

Shwood has made a name for itself with its take on the classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers made from exotic woods like Zebrawood, Cherry, and East Indian Rosewood. But the grain on its latest design isn't actually wood—it's a veneer made from 1,600 feet of recycled newspapers that are rolled up, glued into paper logs, and sliced like lumber.

These Wood Grain Sunglasses Are Actually Made From Recycled Newspapers

Miraculous, right? From afar the thin boards look exactly like pieces of aged and faded wood, but it's only when you take a closer look that you realise those grain patterns are actually made up of black and white newsprint. But don't worry about covering your face in ink every time you put them on or take them off, the newsprint material is actually used as a thin veneer on the outside of Shwood's sturdy wooden frames.

Want a pair? It looks like Shwood is producing five different styles of its newspaper glasses, but is limiting each run to just 50 pieces. As for pricing, you can expect to pay around $229/£154 to $380/£256 for the sunglasses, and $320/£216 to $410/£277 for frames with prescription lenses. On one hand you could probably just put your childhood papier-mâché skills to good use to make your own, but on the other hand, please don't. [Shwood via Core77]