We are an experimental brand.

We just happen to make sunglasses.


A simple experiment with nature. Born from the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store, Shwood has been a curious endeavor from the beginning. An endeavor to create a product that encompasses the individuality and uniqueness that can only be found in natural surroundings. A desire to experiment with design, materials, and aesthetics in the search for something that works. Free from passing trends, the brand’s focus remains that of its roots, innovation and creation. Long live creativity.


Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted piece of wooden sunglasses and eyewear. Wood manipulation is kept to a minimum in order to showcase the medium’s natural and unique splendor. 

  1. Blog / Experiment with Nature

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    What inspires us

  2. Photos / Journeys

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    Join the Adventure

    Photo essays by our globetrotting ambassadors.