Image Courtesy of iWood Ecodesign


Sure, catwalk-worthy sunglasses cost a fortune. But if you?re going to pay top dollar, why not invest in a pair that combines handcraftsmanship, is easy on the earth, and supports a U.S.-based manufacturer?

I would, with iWood! Made with sustainable-growth woods like zebrawood, bamboo, and Makassar ebony, each iWood pair promises:

- Eco-sustainable wood veneer

- Lenses imported from Italy (after all, those Italians have a great way of looking at the world!) with 100% UVA/UVB protection

- All pairs can be fitted with your prescription lenses with a one-year warrantee

- Made in the USA

If you're not going to be in Kentucky anytime soon to stop by iWood's cool retail locale, check them out online at Greenloop, one of the web's most comprehensive e-tailers of all things eco chic.

Less Pricey Alternative

If iWood $300+ sunglasses are a bit rich for your green blood—surf your local thrift shops or resale stores for name brands. Make friends with the employees and find out what days the 'good stuff' arrives. Most stores have a couple of days a week when donations tend to come in, but the trick is knowing when the stores put the new stuff out. Who knows—you may even find a pair of iWoods!

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