Shwood Eyewear “Newspaper Collection” Sunglasses

by: Joseph On  Monday, March 16, 2015

What’s black and white and read all over? The new Shwood Eyewear “Newspaper Collection” sunglasses, wrapped as they are in re-purposed newsprint for a new way to reuse and recycle old materials.

Each pair of shades in the Shwood Eyewear “Newspaper Collection” has been treated with a special technique that involves condensing 1600 feet of old newspaper into a four-inch log, that’s then cut up and applied to the surface of the sunglasses. As you can see when looking at the collection, the resulting pattern is wood-like, with a lot of whirled grain and even a little bit of leftover text still visible. Bottom line, it’s a visually novel approach to both eyewear design and recycling.

You can see what I mean by taking a look at the Shwood Eyewear “Newspaper Collection” in the gallery immediately below. And if you like what you see, you’ll be pleased to know that the collection is available right now at the Shwood Eyewear online store right here.

Here’s the gallery: